A century of Broughton's history went on show in a photographic display at the local post office in 1994.

The Mail had drawn on its extensive picture archives to produce a selection of ten classic views showing how the market town has changed since the turn of the century.

The Broughton Memories collection featured village streets, youngsters at play and the traditional charter proclamation.

Also featured was the long-vanished Broughton to Coniston railway line and the day the fairground went to Broughton in 1908.

In 2007 The Mail reported how Broughton's historic clock had been restored following 18 months of painstaking work.

The 240-year-old timepiece was thought to be one of only a handful of a similar age still in working use.

Ken Todd, owner of Station Road Garage, had wound the clock twice a week since the 1960s.

Eighteen months previously he had noticed that the clock was in need of urgent restoration and alerted the trustees of the Broughton Reading and Recreation Rooms, where the clock was sited.

A fund-raising drive was launched and David Burns, owner of  Clock Works on Fountain Street, Ulverston, was enlisted to carry out the work.

The clock was the only known surviving public clock made by William Sheppard, who was listed as working in Millom around 1765.

The movement was taken to Mr Burns' workshop for repair. On inspection, many of the crucial parts were found to be heavily worn.

All the workings were cleaned and restored and modern laser welding techniques were used.

Broughton residents raised around £3,000 towards the cost of the work, while the rest of the money was received from various businesses and grant-making bodies.

Mr Rodd said: "I'm pleased to see the clock restored back to full working order - it's an important part of village life.

"During the restoration period there has been a great deal of interest from local people in the project."