Taking a wander down Memory Lane...


Barrow’s Hilltop Nursery was getting ready to move after 19 years to make way for the Furness Academy. The nursery was in a room at the former Parkview School.

An end-terrace house at Mount Pleasant, Dalton, was offered for sale at £130,000. A detached bungalow at Bigland Drive, Ulverston, was £158,500.

Barrow cancelled plans for a festival of the sea in July after organisers failed to get any ships to visit the town as they were already booked elsewhere.

Pupils at Barrow’s Thorncliffe School designed and created a stone pathway to celebrate its 30th anniversary – and its closure to form part of the Furness Academy.


Tenants of new flats on Buccleuch Street, Barrow, were still waiting for dustmen to call more than eight months after moving in.

A semi-detached house at Estuary Park, Askam, was offered for sale at £39,950. A terraced house at Buller Street, Barrow, was £37,500.

President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Brian Beck, visited VSEL and the homeless shelter in Hartington Street, Barrow.

Chinese ambassador Ma Yuzhen took a tour of the Dock Museum as part of a tour of the Barrow. He also saw work being done by Ulverston firm Acrastyle for a power station in China.


Barrow Rugby League Club captain Tom Brophy was appointed as club coach.

A can of Fray Bentos corned beef was 22p from Dalton Co-operative Society. Toothbrushes were 5p, Nestle’s chocolate bars were 4p and a dozen Oxo cubes cost 5p.

South Cumbrian riders Brian Richards and Frank Whiteway were taking part in the 500-mile Motorcycle Grand Prix at Thruxton, in Hampshire.