Take a trip down Memory Lane...


It was announced that work was to start in September on the £4.1m second stage of a transformation of Barrow town centre. Work had been completed on both ends of Dalton Road and it was the turn of places like Cavendish Street and Scott Street.

Cumbria was already feeling the effects of climate change, with rainfall up by 43 per cent in recent years, said a Cumbria County Council report.

A bungalow at Hawthorn Drive, Barrow, was offered for sale at £125,000. A semi-detached house at Newton Road, Dalton, was £120,000.

A giant crane lowered 15 concrete sections into place for what would be a new skate park at Lightburn Park, Ulverston. The project was costing £52,000.


Guests dressed in costumes of the 17th century to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the famous topiary gardens at Levens Hall.

A semi-detached house at Fell Croft, Dalton, was offered for sale at £39,950. A terraced house at Gloucester Street, Barrow, was £21,500.

It was hoped that the Victorian steam locomotive Coppernob could return to Barrow as part of 1996 celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Barrow-based Furness Railway. The locomotive was in a glass case outside Barrow station until it was damaged by bombs in 1941 and was eventually moved to the York National Railway Museum.


St Paul's Church, Barrow, held a festival of flowers and music. Tickets cost 20p.

A 1958 Triumph 350 twin motorcycle cost £55 at the Eddie Crooks dealership in Crellin Street, Barrow.

A children's fashion show attracted 250 people at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. It was organised by Ulverston Christian Action for Youth with clothes from the Marie-Louisa shop.