The 594ft-long Tahitian Princess became the first cruise ship to dock at Barrow in three years. It was to give its 600 passengers a chance to go on bus trips to the Lake District.

Walney schoolgirl Rebecca Williams was to feature in the BBC show Off by Heart reading her poetry.

More than 1,000 horse lovers helped raise £900 at the annual Shetland Pony Grand National at Ford Park Ulverston. There were 10 races, including the Stan Laurel Sprint.

A semi-detached house at St Lukes Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £210,000. Another semi at Bideford Gardens, Barrow, was £190,000.



A major consortium was drilling for oil around six miles off Walney Island. Clyde Expro was working with Texaco and Amerado Hess.

Dalton was to get its second automatic cash machine. Barclays was planning to follow the lead of Natwest.

Soccer stars George Best and Rodney Marsh were due to appear at Ulverston Coronation Hall for a roadshow.

Bill Bleasdale handed over the mayoral chains of office for Grange to Bill Wearing. Cllr Wearing had also been mayor in 1981.



Barrow docks had lost £100,000 on average in each of the past six years but every option was being looked at to avoid closure.

The Lake District Theatre Trust withdrew a planning application for a 1,000-seater theatre at Bowness Bay.

A dining room suite cost £35.50  and bunk beds were £23.20 from branches of Stollers at Barrow, Ulverston and Millom.