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Better Barrow

Welcome to the updated Better Barrow website.  Within this site you should find information on all our future, current and past activities.  We welcome any ideas about how to improve the site and features that you’d like to see added.  Please forgive any glitches – we’re new at this!  Comments may be made from the Contact page.

The Better Barrow Community Project was formed in January 2012. It is a registered charity, the purpose of which is to improve and enhance the environment of the village and raise awareness of its heritage. For more information about Better Barrow see the About page.

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Volunteers are delivering the John Harrison Statue Appeal leaflets throughout the Village over the coming days. All donations are welcome - large and small. Donations may be made in a number of ways via the Better Barrow web site (www.betterbarrow.org/donate)

If you wish to leave a cash donation Barrow News will be happy to receive it. There are envelopes to take your donation and on which you may leave you name and address or e-mail so that we may keep you up to date with progress.

A big THANK YOU to all our donors.
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Get Knitting for the Yarn Bombing of the Market Square on Better Barrow Weekend

You are invited to add to the knitted bunting made last year or create knitted or crocheted garlands that can be used to decorate the Market Square.

The aim is for as many residents of Barrow as possible to get involved, whatever their age. We would love to hear from any local groups who would like to get involved.

On Monday 5th February at 7pm there will be a meeting, in the Squash Club Bar, if you are interested in helping please do come along.

Donations of wool are welcome and if you need some wool, get in touch.

Please contact Joelle Harris on 01469 535066 or 07913 995564 or email joelleharris@live.com
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A reminder that the next gig is coming up soon. We will warm away your winter blues with winsome song verse and story and mixtures of all three!

‘The Catleys’ - Marilyn and Nigel – will be two of our special guests.

We will also be showcasing ‘North Wood Drift’ with an eclectic mix of fascinating songs.

See also: www.tradartsteam.co.uk/calendar.html?a=viewevent&id=1140

Tickets from wegottickets.com or contact me (by email) or Harrisons 01652 637412
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Actor Jeremy Irons is the latest well known name to lend his support to the fundraising appeal for a statue of John Harrison in Barrow-upon-Humber.

Irons, one of the stars of the film Longitude which told the story of Harrison's invention of the marine chronometer, joined a growing list of those wishing the Better Barrow Community Project success.

Despite his groundbreaking work, which saved thousands of lives at sea, until Better Barrow launched its statue initiative, Harrison has no known memorial other than a plaque in Westminster Abbey.

More than £30,000 has already been raised towards the statue, with a further £40,000 required. Donations can be made through the webpage www.betterbarrow.org/donate.
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Latest News

John Harrison Statue

A couple of articles about the John Harrison Statue Appeal - one from the i newspaper and the other from Lincolnshire Life.  Click on the article to read...

Table Top Sale

Better Barrow are organising another Table Top Sale with Crafts and Cakes on Saturday 3rd  March 10:00 to 12:00 in the Village Hall.  Tables can be hired for £5 per table.  To book a table please contact Ann Boulton on 01469 531280 or e-mail us...

Statue Donations

Volunteers are delivering the John Harrison Statue Appeal leaflets throughout the village over the coming days.  All donations are welcome, large and small.  If you wish to leave a cash donation Barrow News will be happy to receive it.  There are envelopes to take...

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