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More than 1,000 children went to Barrow Park for a fun lesson in healthy living organised by Headzup theatre company and involving performers from across the county, including drummers and a floating puppet show.

A semi-detached house in Blackbutts Lane, Walney, was offered for sale at £139,500. A terraced house at Verdun Avenue, Walney, was £134,950.

Work started on a £2.5m scheme to lay a kilometre of piping under Bootle Station, near Millom, to connect rural houses to the mains sewage system.

A major conference was held in the Nan Tait Centre, Barrow, on the health effects of workplace asbestos. Speakers included American-born activist Laurie Kazan-Allen.


Motorists faced being banned from areas of the Lake District in a crackdown on traffic congestion planned by the Countryside Commission.

TV comedian Roy Walker was the special guest at the reopening of Barrow’s Prince Albert Restaurant, at the town’s Victoria Park Hotel.

A semi-detached house at Hill Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £67,500. A semi-detached house at Bankhead, Haverigg, near Millom, was £37,500.

A wooden rowing boat was donated to Pennington School for use as a play area for the pupils.


Bananas were 6p for a pound and minced beef was17p per pound at the Home and Colonial Supermarket, in Dalton Road, Barrow.

North Lonsdale Rural District Council was selling an acre of what was described as excellent building land at Burlington Close, Kirkby, for an undisclosed price.

A detached bungalow at Hawkshead Gardens, in Barrow's Hawcoat, was offered for sale at £5,700.