Barrow railway station won a top prize in the region’s Best Kept Station competition in 1992.

It won the award in the large/medium staffed section.

Green Road and Windermere stations also won top prizes in the rural unstaffed and rural staffed sections of the competition run by Regional Railways North West.

At Barrow the staff, services, waiting rooms, platforms, pavements, car park and booking hall all played their part in winning the award.

Staff were presented with £250 and a certificate by Regional Railways director Chris Leah at a ceremony in Manchester.

Barrow station manager Peter Bibby said: “The award is a great tribute to all the hard work the staff have put in recently keeping the station clean and tidy.

“It sums up their great achievement.”

In 1989 five Barrow youngsters struck gold.

After nearly two years’ hard-work they had earned Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.

Four of them received badges from the Mayor of Barrow, Cllr Steve Smart, at the town hall.

And soon three of them would visit London to receive their awards in person from Prince Philip at St James Palace.

Matthew Todd, Robert Garforth, Steve Wilson, John Ashcroft and Thomas McCullough had already won bronze and silver awards.

In going for gold, they had to perform five major tasks community service, life skills, physical recreation attend a residential course and go on a 50-mile, four-day expedition.

In 1989 two teams of ladies, from Ulverston and Barrow, got together at the Priory Road sports centre, Ulverston, for a one-off charity challenge cricket match to raise cash for Furness General Hospital's special baby care unit.

Although the result wasn't the point, Ulverston ladies won by two wickets. The important thing was that £30 was raised for the unit.

The victorious Ulverston team comprised Irene Rawlinson, Anita Knox, Margaret Szymura, Emma Szymura, Helen Yates, Judith Royle, Kate Brown, Haley Cook and Suzanne Edwards.