A public meeting was being organised against the secondary education reorganisation which would result in an academy for Barrow. The group was called Our Schools Are Not for Sale.

A terraced house at Longmynd Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £110,000. A terraced house at West Gate Road, Barrow, was £99,950.

Ron Nuttall, a former Commodore at Roa Island Sailing Club, was retiring as volunteer lifeboat operations manager for the RNLI lifeboat station at Roa Island.

Planning permission was granted for a gas terminal off Rampside Road, Rampside.The base for Port Meridian could create up to 70 jobs.



More than £600 was raised at a sale of flowers and plants at the Parish Centre, in Church Walk, Ulverston. The proceeds were to help stage a festival at the nearby St Mary's Parish Church.

Almost 200 people made a splash at Barrow's Park Leisure Centre to help raise around £3,000 in the annual Rotary Club swimathon.

An international appeal to raise £500,000 for the restoration of Swarthmoor Hall was launched by the Society of Friends in London. Built in 1586, the hall is seen as the birthplace of the international Quaker Movement.

Yarl Hydraulics, in Park Road, Barrow, won an order to supply equipment to drive a tunnel under London's North Circular Road worth a total of £70,000.



Askam Townswomen's Guild staged a production of The Great Dark as part of a Lonsdale and Westmorland activities day held at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

You could earn £16.33 for a 40-hour week working for Windermere District Council as a maintenance plumber.

Barrow's United Club was to hold the final of a regional Butlin's holiday camps talent contest.