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


Furness MP John Hutton visited a Probation Service conservation project at Mill Lane on Walney. Offenders helped to clear undergrowth and installed pathways and disabled access to a pond.

A semi-detached house at Hest Bank Road, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £130,000. A terraced house at Hartington Street, Barrow, was £135,000.

A river of milk was sent flowing across the A595 Whicham Valley road after a tanker overturned. Around 18,000 litres of milk ended up in the Whicham Beck.

The North Western Society of Magicians was to hold its annual close-up magic competition at the Lisdoonie Hotel, in Abbey Road, Barrow.


There were plans for an extension at Coniston’s John Ruskin Museum. It would include a heritage centre looking at coper mining, quarrying, the Coniston railway and the Donald Campbell story.

A detached house at Manor Park, Barrow, was offered for sale at £125,000.

The Reverend John Armes, curate at Walney from 1979 to 1982, was appointed priest-in-charge at St Mary’s, Goodshaw, near Manchester.

Former Barrow mayor Leah Shuttleworth, 80, of Walney, was named as the town’s best citizen for her voluntary work with the Centenary Welfare Centre.


A new singing room was opened at the Red Lion Hotel, Dalton. It would be open Friday to Sunday nights.

Ken Steele, of Well Farm, Gleaston was the new recruiting sergeant at Barrow’s Army Recruiting Office. The first young man he signed up for military service was David Trevor Jones.