10 YEARS AGO Plans by Cumbria County Council to cut down hundreds of trees around Broughton were put on hold over concerns about the effect it could have on wildlife. Barrow shipyard communications adviser Paula Short won the graduate category in the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Profiting Through Skills Excellence Awards, held at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith. A semi-detached house at Woodland Road, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £310,000. A terraced house at Victoria Street, Dalton, was £105,000. BAE received a £70m order from America for 63 more Barrow-designed M777 artillery guns. 25 YEARS AGO The planned roadshow by soccer stars George Best and Rodney Marsh at Ulverston Coronation Hall was scrapped due to poor ticket sales. A semi-detached house at Palmers Lane, Millom, was offered for sale at £42,000. A detached house at Andreas Avenue, Barrow, was £69,950. A public inquiry started into a proposed 10mph speed limit for boats on Windermere. It was being conducted by Home Office inspector Alun Alesbury at the Old England Hotel, Bowness. Former taxi driver Simon Smith was the new licensee of the Sea View Hotel, Sandside, Ulverston. 50 YEARS AGO A barrage across the Morecambe Bay would be of tremendous benefit to Barrow, said Philip Chantler, chairman of the Economic Study Group. He was speaking at a press conference at the Hydraulics Research Station in Wallingford where a model of the bay had been built. Two houses in Fell Street were demolished to help make way for the route of the new trunk road through Ulverston. Pop group The Alphabet were booked to perform at Barrow’s 99 Club, in Dalkeith Street. Tickets were 20p.