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


There was expected to be up to 30 new jobs if Tesco got permission to open a store in the former Woolworths store in Ulverston.

Plans were drawn up for 10 new homes at Midtown Farm, on Main Street, Haverigg, near Millom.

Cameras from the BBC antiques show Flog It! were to set up at Barrow's St Bernard's Catholic High School, on Rating Lane, on February 15.

Furness Diving Club was holding a celebration dinner at the Old Mill, Bardsea, to mark its 50th anniversary.


Cumbria County Council wanted to build a new fire station on Barrow's Project Furness site to replace the old station on Abbey Road which was considered to be too small.

A semi-detached house at Bourne Gardens, Barrow, was offered for sale at £27,950. A semi-detached bungalow at Portland Crescent, Barrow, was £46,500.

Oxen Park residents would soon be able to post a letter at the Manor House Inn and community post office.

More than 100 women put on their swimming costumes for a Splashdance — the new water aerobics class at the Park Leisure Centre, Barrow.


Barrow Rugby League Club decided not to make an increased bid for Workington Town prop forward Dennis Martin.

More than 800 elderly people enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, songs and dancing at Barrow Public Hall. Among those visiting was Barrow Mayor George Hartshorn.

Barrow docks could close without an upturn in trade, said owners the British Transport Docks Board.