IN the past...


The Kirkby Area Sports Hall group applied for £500,000 from Sport England's Rural Communities funding programme to build a sports hall to serve Kirkby, Broughton and Ireleth.

The Halifax was to close its branch in Market Square, Millom, with the loss of four banking jobs.

Furness Multicultural Forum was holding an open day at its base in The Mall, Barrow. There would be food, entertainment and children's activities,

A terraced house at Wellington Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £76,000. A semi-detached house at Laburnum Crescent, Barrow, was £114,950.


Three old sewer outfalls at Bardsea were closed following completion of a new sewer linking the village with Ulverston.

A terraced house at Bobbin Mill, Sparkbridge, was offered for sale at £56,000. A terraced house in Ainslie Street, Ulverston, was £41,000.

Children from Abbotsmead Nursery School, Barrow, and Urswick School had a surprise treat when they enjoyed a day out at the Furness Funhouse in Abbey Road, Barrow.

A £500,000 appeal was launched to develop Swarthmmor Hall as an international Quaker centre. The hall was built in 1586.


Barrow Technical School pupil Robert Lock, aged 15, of Fenton Street, earned his karate brown belt. He was thought to be the youngest in England with this grading.

Pork roasting joints were 15p per pound and bananas were 6p per pound from the Home and Colonial supermarket, in Dalton Road, Barrow.

You could earn £8.50 per week as an experienced sewing machinist working for Blair's at Hollygate Road, Dalton.