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


A terraced house at Victoria Street, Dalton, was offered for sale at £99,950. A terraced house at King Street, Millom, was £72,500.

Flookburgh Band was to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a concert at the Victoria Hall, Grange.

Millom’s new police inspector was Carl Patrick. He was in charge of 11 police constables, two sergeants and two police community support officers.

A semi-detached house at Conyers Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £210,000. A detached house at Chaucer Way, Barrow, was £220,000.


Colony Gift Corporation at Lindal was to get a £400,000 Government cash boost which could help create more than 100 new jobs. The cash would go towards the candle firm’s £4.7m three-year expansion programme.

It was planned to spend more than £6,000 to improve security at Barrow Borough Council’s Ormsgill housing office.

A detached house at Croft Park Grove, Barrow, was offered for sale at £120,000. A semi-detached house at Leighton Drive, Walney, was £47,950.

Antique silver stolen from a church at Broughton was discovered scattered along the roadside at Cleator Moor in West Cumbria.


You could earn £10.50 per week as canteen manageress at the Elbeo stocking factory, in Mainsgate Road, Millom.

William Calvert, of Lime Street, Barrow, was elected as national president of the 7,000-strong Associated Metalworkers’ Society. He worked at the Vickers Engineering Works foundry.