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


A terraced house at Coniston Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £133,000. A semi-detached house at Spruce Rise, Barrow, was £124,950.

Walney Junior Amateur Operatic Society won the Best Youth Production award at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s North West Annual Awards Evening.

The new Barrow mayor was Dorothy Dawes, representing the Newbarns ward.

Pupils from South Walney Junior School found out about life during the Second World war with a history session at Walney library.


Budding journalists who started a newspaper project at Walney School were highly commended in a national competition. Almost 40 pupils had worked on the Walney Word.

A detached bungalow at Beckside Road, Dalton, was offered for sale at £87,500.

Nick Capron, headteacher at St George’s School, Barrow, was leaving for a new job in the Ascension Island.

A beach clean costing £500m was announced by North West Water. It would include £20m new sewage treatment works at Barrow and Ulverston.


You could get packet of Brooke Bond tea was 7p at the Home and Colonial Supermarket, on Dalton Road, Barrow.

Eddie Roberts and Ted Crozier smashed the glass on more than 2,000 metal-framed windows at Roberts’ scrapyard, near the Brown Cow Inn, Dalton. Mr Roberts bought the windows from Dalton Urban Council for the metal – the glass would go to Dalton’s Mousell rubbish tip.