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


Dalton Town Band held a concert to mark International Tuba Day. It was held at St Matthew’s Church, Harrogate Street, Barrow.

A terraced house in Abercorn Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £74,950. A semi-detached house in Derby Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £119,950.

A new green scheme was to see residents in the Barrow borough being given red sacks for recycling plastic and cardboard at the kerbside.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to Walney after three old bombs were found under a garage at the end of Gatacre Street.


Northern Ireland and Manchester United soccer legend George Best was booked to appear at Ulverston Coronation Hall with Rodney Marsh.

Cumbria County Council was being asked to consider a £100,000 feasibility study in a bridge or tidal barrage across Morecambe Bay.

A terraced house in Anchor Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £33,950. A semi-detached house at Leighton Drive, Walney, was £47,950.

A last attempt failed to keep open the Millom Magistrates Court. It was said to be underused, with only 51 hours of business in the past year


Barrow firm John Leck won a contract worth £192,091 for work on a road diversion at Ulverston, on the Greenodd to Barrow trunk road. The work was expected to take around 14 months.

Barrow Road Safety Committee heard calls for Church Lane, Walney, to be closed to traffic to make it safer for walkers.