10 YEARS AGO The African and Caribbean dance theatre group Irie visited Dare Dance Theatre Group at the Buccleuch Hall, Lindal, to work with youngsters. Walney’s Geoff Price was compiling a book of poems about the island to raise cash for St Mary’s Hospice at Ulverston A semi-detached house at Cartmel Drive, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £179,950. A terraced house at Sunderland Terrace, Ulverston,was £105,000. Wayside Hotel, near Bootle; Newstead House, at Silecroft and Bank House Farm, at Hallthwaites, all received four-star ratings by Cumbria Tourism. 25 YEARS AGO Dalton Town Hall’s weather vane was to be removed by Barrow Borough Council after residents complained that it was leaning at an odd angle. Furness police officers were to be issued with American-style batons following a decision to replace wooden truncheons. Benjamin Palmer, of Penny Bridge and James Selby, of The Hill, Millom, were to be presented with certificates by the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of a woman from a capsized boat on Coniston Water. Barrow councillors were being asked to spend around£18,000 to finish a coastal protection scheme at Earnse Bay, Walney.  50 YEARS AGO The production of The Heiress by Barrow Elizabethan Players was selected as one of the entries for the Morecambe and Heysham Drama Festival. The first carriageway of Barrow’s new industrial loop road, to streamline access by wagons, would be completed by the end of spring1970 at a cost £250,000. The Barrow-built Iranian destroyer Zaal was moved to Buccleuch Dock for fitting-out.