There were plans to open a chip shop and cafe in the former Hurley's electrical shop on Cavendish Street, Barrow.

Grants worth £3,000 were up for grabs for young people in Urswick and Stainton. The cash was available from Urswick Grammar School Trust.

Pennington reservoir, which supplied water to Ulverston,Dalton and parts of Barrow, was undergoing a revamp by United Utilities. Work on the 130-year-old reservoir was expected to take until August.

The future of 15 public toilet blocks was hanging in the balance as South Lakeland District Council looked to make budget cuts. Closing all of them had been suggested by consultants.


Keith Jacques, of Barrow, was heading to Edinburgh to receive his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by Prince Phillip. He had completed tasks including a 40-mile trek.

A terraced house in Sidney Street, Barrow,was offered forsale at £22,950.  A detached house at Red Oak Avenue, Barrow, was £79,999.

Millom School's under-12 cricket team won the Copeland District Championships by beating Edenside, Harecroft Hall, St Benedict's and Whitehaven.

Children at Roose Primary School, Barrow, found out about life during the English Civil War from Sid Westwell who arrived in full costume with a matchlock musket.


An experienced sewing machinist could earn £8.50 per week at the age of 18 at the Blair underwear factory at Hollygate Road, Dalton.

More than 600 people attended a garden party held at St Luke's Church, Barrow, which raised £204. The baby show was judged by Sister Dickox from North Lonsdale Hospital.

Around 2,500 people attended the Furness Catholic Sports Association's annual gala and sports at Crosslands Convent, Barrow. It was hoped to raise in excess of £800 to help the Barrow Catholic Youth Centre Building Fund.