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


Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when a 4,080 tonne barge smashed into concrete walls at Barrow docks. It was being towed into a lock by four tugs.

At least £2m spread over the next three years would make Cumbria the national centre of excellence for street arts

A semi-detached house at Willow Court, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £135,000. A terraced house in Latona Street, Walney, could have been yours for £94,950.

Library membership numbers in Cumbria rose by 40 per cent during the credit crunch.


A terraced house at Newcastle Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £26,950. A semi-detached house at Maryport Avenue, Walney, was £36,000.

Directors of Barrow Rugby League Club launched a £300,000 public appeal to refurbish the Craven Park stand and rename it the Willie Horne Grandstand.

A religious service in support of the unemployed attracted a congregation of around 50 at St Mary's RC Church, in Duke Street, Barrow.


The Ramblers Association gave its backing to moves by the Lake District National Park to ban or control motorboats on lakes.

Barrow police officers were to get new caps with a chequered band as part of the amalgamation with the Lancashire police force.

Strikers at a Morecambe underwear factory wanted women at the Lady Love factory on Walney to join the dispute about union membership. The Walney factory had 130 workers.