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


The Barrow designed and built Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Wave Knight foiled attacks by Somali pirates on two merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden.

A terraced house at Duke Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £117,000. A barn conversion at Channel View, North Scale, Walney, was £190,000.

Work started on a £3.5m extension to the Barrow nursing home called Risedale at Abbey Meadow. It was expected to create around 80 jobs.

Sophie Clark was chosen as the new Dalton carnival queen. Her ladies-in-waiting were Melaina White and Sophie Warwick.


National silver medals were awarded to Barrow’s Jef Fullard and Fred Churcher, two of the longest-serving members of the Furness Dahlia Society.

A semi-detached house at Belvedere Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £53,950. A terraced house at Hartington Street, Barrow, was £42,950.

Students at Barrow Sixth Form College staged a fashion show based on items produced on an A-level textile course.

Lancaster-based Abbey Rock was planning a major Barrow music festival in the summer and hoped to attract acts such as New Model Army and The Mission.


Ulverston Outsiders’ presented Trap for a Lonely Man at the Coronation Hall. The cast included Douglas Alcock and Brenda Baxter.

A terraced house at Wallace Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £850.

Walney Junior Amateur Operatic Society presented Tick Tock the Clock at Barrow Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street.