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


South Cumbrian members of the Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club lost a total of 347 stones in the past year at classes held in Barrow, Bowness, Dalton and Ulverston.

A semi-detached house at Piel View Grove, Barrow, was offered for sale at £75,000. A terraced house in Rodney Street, Barrow, was £64,950.

It was hoped that work would soon resume on repairs to the Ship Inn on Piel Island. Barrow Borough Council had found £200,000 or the £300,000 needed to complete the work and was in talks to find the rest.

Around 40 people from Mill Lane Day Care Centre were taking part in a two-day static bike-riding challenge at the Barrow Asda store to raise funds for a new room.


The Duke of Gloucester was to officially open the new extension at Barrow Sixth College which would provide extra teaching space and a library complex.

Local authorities were looking to link up in a survey to examine how sea defences could be improved at places such as Bardsea and Newbiggin.

South Lakeland District Council decided to keep its attendant at Ulverston's Lightburn Park for at least the summer season.

A delegation of Swedish industrialists visited businesses on Barrow's Park Road on a fact-finding mission organised by Furness Enterprise and the Northern Development Company.


Abbey Music Society presented Rose Marie at the Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street, Barrow. The cast included Marie Worrall and Edward Fell.