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


The Ulverston Brewing Company launched a special brew called Celebration Ale to mark the unveiling of the statue to Ulverston born movie star Stan Laurel and his stage partner Oliver Hardy outside the Coronation Hall.

Up to 3,000 Cumbrian homes were to be visited as part of a new survey to determine how the county’s health and wellbeing compared to other parts of the North West.

A pub quiz at the Farmers Arms, Baycliff, raised £250 for Coniston Mountain Rescue Service.

Police patrols were set to be increased to combat people using off-road vehicles in protected coastal areas of Furness.

There were plans to put 13 flats in the former Masonic Hall and registry office on Abbey Road, Barrow.


Cumbria Youth Orchestra gave a concert at Dowdales School, Dalton, conducted by Jonathan Del Mar.

A semi-detached bungalow at Kentmere Crescent, Barrow, was offered for sale at £49,500.

Prisoners from Haverigg jail went on a sponsored 240-mile walk around the perimeter fence to raise £5,000 for the children’s ward at Furness General Hospital.

You could earn £3.81 per hour cleaning at Leven Valley CE School, Backbarrow.


A deal was struck to purchase land near Barrow Cricket Club as the site for a planned new general hospital for the town.

Around 380 people tramped around Barrow park in Barrow Round Table’s sponsored walk to pay for 2,700 road safety jackets to be supplied to children.