Fifty companies from across the United Kingdom were vying to land the contract to build a new swimming pool for Millom. A shortlist of six would be drawn up by members of the Millom and Haverigg Economic Development Group.

Scaffolding was rising up the outside of Ulverston's Hoad Monument ready for the start of a £1.2m restoration project. The scaffolding would rise to the top of the stone monument and would weigh 140 tonnes.

Gardening guru Monty Don was among guests at the Holker Garden Festival. The former Gardeners' World presenter met visitors and exhibitions at the three-day event which attracted 22,500 people.

A dormer bungalow at Bowness Road, Dalton, was offered for sale at £149,950. A terraced house at Myrtle Terrace, Dalton, was £175,000.


Walney teenager Mike Whitehead was signed by rugby league giants Wigan on a five-year contract.

More than 7,000 people in Barrow, Millom, Dalton and Ulverston were registered as sick by the Department of Social Security.

The first council houses for rent to be built at Ulverston in 26 years were officially opened at Larch Grove by South Lakeland District Council chairman Elizabeth Braithwaite.

Barrow carnival band signed up 88 members ready to attend events throughout the summer season. Rehearsals were held at Furness Business Park, Barrow.


A detached house at Woodland Road, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £7,500. A semi-detached house at Hartland Road, Barrow,was £4,500.

Youngsters from Burlington School, Kirkby, visited Earnse Bay, Walney, to make a geographical survey of the coastline.

A bottle of Coca Cola was 4p and a jar of Nescafe was 20p from branches of the Barrow Co-operative Society.