Barrow Round Table marked the end of their year in 1992 with a double celebration.

Past chair John Gabriel handed over his chain of office to Ian Tudor, who thanked local people and businesses for their generous support over the year.

Almost £9,000 had been raised and distributed to worthy causes in the Furness area.

Those benefitting included local schools, Furness General Hospital, St John Ambulance, the Anthony Nolan appeal, a senior citizens’ Christmas party, Furness Falcons, Radio Lonsdale, Samaritans, Furness Hospice and Mill Lane Centre.

In 1993 Barrow Round Table joined forces with Barrow Council to take over the organising of the annual Carnival Parade, which had previously been run by the Friends of Furness Hospitals.

The newly-formed carnival organising committee of the Round Table announced that the parade in 1994 - which would be the 24th - would take place on Saturday, June 25.

It would be followed by a dancing competition and other fund-raising events in Barrow Park.

Also in 1993 Barrow Round Table changed officers at a meeting at Abbey House.

Ian Tudor handed over the reins to Dave Frith, after a successful year at the helm, which saw the Round Table raise more than £7,000, which had been given to more than 20 local charities.

The 18 members of the Barrow branch were due to attend the annual conference in Blackpool.

In 1995 retiring Barrow Round Table chair Phil Heath came up trumps with two last-minute donations to worthy causes.

He presented cash to the Royal Institute for the Blind for two talking-book machines and to Barrow fundraiser Dave Stretch, who was bidding to buy an oxymeter for the special baby care unit at Furness General Hospital.

The occasion was the Round Table's annual changeover of officers. It was held at the Abbey House Hotel.

The chain of office was handed to new chair Alan Rimmer.

Peter Garwood was elected vice chair. Ian Johnstone was the new honorary secretary and Colin Sharpe would be honorary treasurer.