St Anthony’s Church, Cartmel Fell, had raised £16,000 towards the cost of a new roof. The church was built more than 500 years ago.

A detached house at Sir John Barrow Way, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £255,000. A detached bungalow at Romney Road, Dalton, was £240,000.

Shadow welfare secretary Theresa May visited Barrow to look at projects to create jobs in the town.

It was expected that 13 jobs would go due to a decision by American firm Drew Scientific to move medical manufacturing from Barrow to France.


A presentation was made to Frank Riding at the Yewdale Hotel, Coniston, to mark his 28 years as clerk to Coniston Parish Council.

A terraced house in Coronation Drive, Dalton, was offered for sale at £38,950. A barn conversion at North Scale, Walney, was £120,000.

Furness Drug Concern opened its new offices in Slater Street, Barrow, and made an appeal for volunteers.

A sale in Cartmel village hall saw £2,000 paid for a small watercolour painting called Dinner Time which was painted in 1863 by Robert Collinson.


A total of 19 first-year apprentices from Vickers, Barrow, took part in the annual road race. It was won by apprentice fitter and turner Stephen Calvert.

A bottle of Harvey’s Bristol Cream sherry was £1.25 and a bottle of Grant’s Standfast whisky was £2.50 at the Home and Colonial Supermarket, in Dalton Road, Barrow.

There were complaints to North Lonsdale councillors that drinking water in Bouth was a clouded shade of brown.