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


Furness firm Tronic moved into a new £12m factory at the Low Mill Business Park, Ulverston. It made sub-sea connections and employed 275 people.

A semi-detached house at Boarbank, Croftlands, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £137,500. A terraced house at Steel Street, Ulverston, could have been yours for £119,950.

Work had started to transform wasteland next to the Green Heart Den, off Marsh Street, Barrow.

The University of Cumbria was awarded £1m for a project to help unemployed graduates in the county to find employment.


There were plans for a nine-hole golf course off Cliffe Lane, Barrow. It was on part of the youth field, owned by Cumbria County Council

A semi-detached house in Sheeplands Grove, Barrow, was offered for sale at £46,950. A terraced house in Hibbert Road, Barrow, was £46,950.

The Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature railway was looking for a manager to take over on the retirement of Douglas Ferreira after 34 years.

Cumbria County Councillors were backing calls to improve the A595 Askam to Dalton Road to help regenerate industry in Furness.


A semi-detached house at Willow Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,950. A terraced house at Lincoln Street, Barrow, was £2,500.

You could earn £40 at the age of 16 as a clerical officer working for the Civil Service in Barrow.

More than 100 people arrived back in Furness after a four-day tour of Holland and Belgium with The Mail.