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


A Las Vegas-style casino night was being held at Barrow's Strawberry Hotel to raise cash for the North West Air Ambulance and the David Cole Training Fund for oncology nurses.

The Braddylls Arms, in Market Place, Ulverston, closed its doors due to rising costs. It was owned by brewer Enterprise Inns. The last landlady was Vanessa Fleming.

A ground floor flat at Greenhill Close, Barrow, was offered for sale at £52,000. A terraced house at Vernon Street, Barrow, was £95,000.

Organist Michael Conradd was to perform at a tea dance at the Victoria Hall, Grange.


London firm Hanbury Manufacturing was in negotiations to take over Millom's stricken clothing firm Thomas Nesbitt. The sale could secure 70 jobs at Market Square, Millom and at Cleator Moor.

A semi-detached house at Maylands Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £49,950. A terraced house in Baldwin Street, Barrow, was £42,000.

The former mortuary at the old Meathop Sanitorium, near Grange, was to be converted into holiday accommodation.

Four families were evacuated from their homes at Mardale Grove, Barrow, after a gas main was fractured by the roots of a tree.


The Roxy cinema at Ulverston was showing Yellow Submarine, inspired by music from The Beatles.

Dangerous sham ruins at Wray Castle, near Windermere, were not worth preserving, according to the Lake District Planning Board's development control committee.