100 YEARS AGO - 1918

At Coniston Institute, in the presence of a large gathering, Miss Walker, who retired as mistress-ship of the Coniston CE Infants School last July, was presented with a Treasury note case containing £105, in recognition of her long and faithful service.

50 YEARS AGO - 1968

Gale force winds gusting up to a record 134mph created havoc in exposed areas of Westmorland on Sunday night and Monday morning.

25 YEARS AGO - 1993

Management at Kendal’s K-Shoes dropped a jobs bombshell on the workforce by announcing 49 redundancies while 29 full time and part time staff at Kwik Frame Products Ltd, Ulverston, will lose their jobs when the factory on the Lightburn Trading Estate closes in March.