The Suffolk-based firm SLP Energy wanted to build two win turbines in a field adjacent to Rampside Road and Dungeon Lane, Roosecote.

Children at the Happy Tots Nursery, on Abbey Road, Barrow, put on angel outfits to raise awareness about Down’s Syndrome.

A 10th anniversary garden party was being held for Ulverston’s Ford Park community centre. There would be a procession of Laurel and Hardy lookalikes and music from Blast Furness.

25 years ago

A survey was launched to gauge the decline in the number of slate roofs in the county by the Cumbrian Federation of Civic Societies and Voluntary Action Cumbria.

The new manager at Barrow’s Asda supermarket was Kevin Taggert. He had a staff of 420.

Former VSEL shipyard fitter John Henney was the new mayor of Copeland.

You could earn £3.81 per hour as a cleaner at Yarlside School, Barrow, working for Cumbria Cleaning Services.

50 years ago

A terraced house in Oxford Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,950.

A firm from Slough in Buckinghamshire was moving its production base to Millom. Drum Closures make circular steel clips for chemical and other drums. The company was taking over the former electrical, joiners’ and wagon repair shops at Millom Ironworks.

A semi-detached house at Seathwaite Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £3,600.