Hundreds of people flocked to the Coronation Hall in Ulverston for the St Mary’s Hospice support group’s seventh annual craft fair in October 1994.

Talented craftsmen and women from around the area displayed their skills, including jewellery-making, flower arranging, wood turning and pottery at the event.

The coffee morning in the supper room gave visitors a chance to enjoy an art exhibition staged by well-known Bardsea painter Ron Stacey.

Mr Stacey, who was artist-in-residence at the hospice, put on a display of around 50 pieces painted by hospice patients at the weekly art classes he ran.

A video aimed at providing an insight into the work of St Mary’s Hospice was being produced in 1995 by an Ulverston film company.

The video was the work of David Balderston, 39, who owned Digi-Cam Video, based at Casson Street at Ulverston.

Mr Balderstone had set up his company the previous year and was being helped in his new venture by jobs promotion agency Furness Enterprise.

He was making the video for hospice matron Joan Pollitt, who would take it with her to use when she gave talks on the work of St Mary’s.

In 2006 a tapestry combiningg the needlework skills of more than 70 people had taken pride of place at St Mary’s Hospice, in Ulverston.

The large woven wall hanging was the result of an arts project organised by hospice arts therapist Jaini Hadley.

Made from wool, the wall hanging had been erected 25ft up in the spacious entrance hall of the hospice and could be viewed from all three floors.

Mrs Hadley said the new tapestry was inspired by the gardens at the hospice in Ford Park Crescent.

It was a communal project featuring 72 squares done by anyone involved with the hospice, including doctors, patients, carers, relatives and staff.