Free swimming sessions were on offer at Dalton Leisure Centre for the over-60s and under-16s after the centre received £10,000 from Barrow Borough Council.

A semi-detached house at Worcester Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £92,950. A terraced house in Smeaton Street was £74,950.

Work started on a £52,000 skatepark in Lightburn Park, Ulverston. The project was funded by the Ulverston Skate and Bike Action Group.

Copeland Borough Council was nominating Haverigg and Silecroft beaches for prestigious Quality Coast Awards.


Tourism in Ulverston was booming after the publication of a million leaflets extoling the virtues of 22 of the area’s top attractions by Furness and Cartmel Tourism.

A terraced house in Cheltenham Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £38,950. A bungalow in Hibbert Road, Barrow, was £69,950.

A £300,000 scheme sought to convert the former Bugle Horn pub, at Soutergate, Ulverston, into five flats.

A campaign to find South Cumbrian families willing to foster troubled children was launched by Cumbria Social Services in Barrow.


Millom Co-operative Society was considering a merger with Barrow after members withdrew £10,000 in assets in the past 10 weeks.

William Pulling, of Meadowlands Avenue, retired as chief naval technical overseer with the Ministry of Defence at Barrow shipyard. He was originally from Portsmouth.

You could earn £9.16 for a 46-hour week in the Ulverston central kitchen for the Lancashire Education Committee’s school dinner service.