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


An appeal was launched to repair the clock at Broughton's St Mary Magdalene Church. Around £3,000 was needed.

Duddon Inshore Rescue was appealing for help to get its boat launch tractor back on the road. It needed repairs costing £2,500.

Hospital staff at Furness General Hospital were praised for their work in limiting the effect of a winter vomiting bug.

A semi-detached house at Clevelands Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £149,950. A terraced house in Rodney Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £64,950.


Youngsters at Barrow's Greengate Junior School were setting up their own school newspaper under the supervision of teacher Amanda Gibbard. The editor was Leanne Cartwright.

The old clock from Barrow's former market hall was being offered for sale at Robinson's auction room.

Dozens of Dalton youngsters helped to open a new drop-in centre which offered darts, pool and table tennis.

A terraced house at Duddon Road, Askam, was offered for sale at £31,950. A semi-detached bungalow at Kestrel Drive, Dalton, could have been yours for £44,950.


You could see the new 4.2-litre Daimler Sovereign at Loxhams garage, on Cornwallis Street, Barrow.

The Stainton limestone quarries were seeking offers to buy a pair of Foden dump trucks.

Enough yarn was spun in a week at the Listers mill, in Bridgegate, Barrow, to circle the world 150 times, Barrow councillors were told on a tour.