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Lake District – Do you remember when

10 YEARS AGO:

Lunchtime meditation sessions were being held at the World Peace Cafe, in Cavendish Street, Barrow.

The Barrow-based Furness Building Society was crowned best British mortgage lender for 2007.

Former Countryside Commission director general Adrian Phillips predicted that most National Trust hill farms in the Lake District would be losing money within five years.

The £1m makeover of the Mall, Barrow, was due to be completed by February. New shops and offices would be created.

25 YEARS AGO: Barrow AFC star striker John Brady turned down a move to Runcorn.

Keighley were keen to signed Barrow Rugby League Club’s transfer-listed player Pat Trainor for a fee put at around £10,000.

Offenders appearing at Barrow Magistrates’ Court felt the full force of new rules for fines to imposed on petty offenders. One man was fined £500 for urinating in the street and another was asked to pay £200 for riding a cycle without lights.

Work was about to start on a £10m gas pipeline linking Walney with the Rampside Gas terminal.

50 YEARS AGO: A footpath inspectorate was to be set up by the Lake District Ramblers’ Association to spotlight routes which were need of repair.

Bill Burgess scored two tries as Barrow rugby league club beat Whitehaven by 15 points to five.

You could earn up to £19, including overtime, as a porter at Barrow’s North Lonsdale Hospital.

There were 11 finalists for the Miss Mini-skirt Contest being held for a £5 prize at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. The judges were to be from Preston beat group The Small Unit.

 

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