100 YEARS AGO - 1918

Mrs Dixon’s bakehouse in Market Place, Kendal, with its contents of flour and sugar was destroyed by fire on Friday night. The place burnt furiously and there was not a chance of saving it.

50 YEARS AGO - 1968

Milnthorpe Gasworks has ceased production to its 340 customers who are now receiving their gas by link main from the White Lund works in Morecambe. But the century-old works has been given a new lease of life as a museum piece.

25 YEARS AGO - 1992

Dallam School, Milnthorpe, and Kirkby Stephen Grammar School are among the first wave of schools selected to be inspected under the new Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) independent inspection system.