Ancient capital’s changing face
Last updated at 09:49, Wednesday, 21 September 2011
IT’S is getting harder to imagine what Dalton was like for drivers before the bypass was completed.
In the 1980s 20 minutes was typical to get down Skelgate and complete the right turn on to Abbey Road for the equally stop-start drive into Barrow.
Today’s focus on the ancient capital of Furness includes a picture of one of the public protests which finally persuaded ministers to find cash for road improvements and a view of the work in progress in 1993.
Our other pictures look at some of the changing streets and buildings in Dalton – including the demolished workhouse cottages at Goose Green.
We also have a taste of social groups and activities in the town through the decades.
Do you have a Dalton picture we could feature?
First published at 10:35, Saturday, 09 April 2011
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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