10 YEARS AGO Bethany Troughton, of Low Furness Primary School,Urswick, was the painting champion for Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Isle of Man in a Paint Your Mini Pot contest organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care. A semi-detached house at Garden Terrace, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £175,000. The Bram Longstaffe Nursery, on Farm Street, Barrow Island, was celebrating its 80th anniversary. Police praised a mystery person who handed over £10,000 in cash found inside a rucksack on an Ulverston street..

25 YEARS AGO A horse-drawn carriage service for Flookburgh was given the go-ahead by South Lakeland District Council. It would be on a two-mile route from a trekking centre at Lakeland Leisure Park to the gates of Holker Hall and back. A detached house on Dane Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £110,000. South Lakeland District Council said it had no plans to rebuild crumbling sea defences along a stretch of coastline at Bardsea.

50 YEARS AGO It was claimed by Friends of the Lake District that Furness Water Board’s abstraction of six million gallons of water per day from the River Duddon would harm the beauty of the valley and reduced the watercourse to an emaciated tickle. Young perch were being released in Urswick Tarn. They had been brought from the reservoir at High Newton by members of the Urswick Tarn Angling Association.