In the past...


More than £800 was raised at Aldingham's summer fair which was held in the grounds of St Cuthbert's nursing home. Music was provided by Ulverston Town Band.

An exhibition room was due to open inside the Roxy Arts and Entertainment Centre, Ulverston, which would offer artists a free space to show off their work.

Tesco was bidding to take over Millom's Somerfield supermarket in Lancashire Road. The store was in a Victorian former railway station warehouse.

Deputy headteacher Peggy Turner was retiring from Sandside Lodge School, Ulverston, after 30 years at the school. An open day was arranged for pupils past and present, parents and staff to say farewell.


The canteen staff at Furness General Hospital celebrated Wimbledon by serving strawberries and Wimbledon punch while dressed in a variety of traditional English costumes.

A detached bungalow at Swarthdale Avenue, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £64,500. A terraced house at Lightburn Avenue, Ulverston, was £62,000.

Cheeky thieves drove off with a £5,000 publicity caravan with the words Cumbria Information Unit emblazoned on the sides. It had been parked outside the John Whinnerah Institute in Abbey Road, Barrow.

Three Barrow Island flats were flooded when a washing machine gushed water from the top floor in Ship Street.


Summer hats cost from 64p and nylon stockings were 9p for a pair at the Barrow Co-operative Society draper department at Abbey Road.

A petition signed by 46 Satterthwaite residents was offered to a public inquiry in support of plans for a bungalow at the Craggs.

Former Barrow policeman Thomas Manford was presented with a gold watch to mark his 50 years with the force. Mr Manford, of Portland Crescent, had left the police in May to work in the technical publications department at Vickers.