A reunion was planned for former staff at the Aldingham Hall Rehabilitation Unit to mark the 25th anniversary of its closure. The centre had been set up by George Kerr, a consultant psychiatrist.

A terraced house at Marsh Street, Askam, was offered for sale at £62,950. A semi-detached house at Monument Way, Ulverston, was£179,000.

The waiting list for council houses in the Barrow area was close to 1,800. At one time the figure had been 7,000, councillors were told.

The Environment Agency confirmed it was in negotiations about short-term measures to shield houses in Sun Street, Ulverston, from flooding.


Crumbling sea defences at Bardsea were not scheduled to receive any attention until well into the next century, said the National Rivers Authority. There had been extensive damage to defences either side of Wadhead Scar.

Ulverston Choral Society celebrated its 150th anniversary with a concert at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

There were plans for two nine-hole golf courses in Barrow. One was at the side of the Dalton bypass in Hawthwaite Lane and another at the youth sports fields, near Cliffe Lane.

Holker Old Boys football club wanted a new stand and changing room at its ground.


Six records were set during the Victoria County Secondary School sports at Barrow. The winning house was Alexandra.

Higher port charges were being introduced at Barrow after the dock system recorded an annual loss of £100,000.

A congregation of 500 watched the induction of the Reverend C. Eckersley as vicar for the Barrow parishes of St George with St Luke.