Do you remember when. What was in the South Cumbrian news 10, 25 & 50 years ago


Coronation Gardens, in Abbey Road, Barrow, was being restored by gardeners from Barton Grange, near Garstang, after a major flood prevention project.

Argos wanted a second store in Barrow. The planned site was at the old MFI base in Walney Road and would create up to 25 jobs.

The search was on for a Dalton ale taster to replace former town mayor Ian Singleton.

The Glebe Golf Club, Bowness, was to get four 50m deep boreholes as part of a multi-million pound scheme by United Utilities to clean up the lake at Windermere.


Ulverston Methodist Church hosted a performance of the musical Jesus Folk. It was to be repeated at Barrow’s Beacon Hill Church.

Lakeland slate from Burlington quarries at Elterwater was chosen to grace a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show designed by Douglas Knight.

A terraced house in Queen Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £34,000. A semi-detached house at Andreas Avenue, Walney, could have been yours for £49,950.

Coniston’s Friends of St Mary’s Hospice raised a total of £1,900 from holding a coffee morning, a house-to-house collection and a cheese and wine party.


Barrow Motor Spares, in Cavendish Street, was to start Sunday opening, from 10am to 2pm. A gallon of oil cost 85p.

A terraced house at Marsh Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,200. Another terraced house in King Alfred Street, Barrow, was £2,750.