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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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3 days ago

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Thank you very much to all of you who came along and supported Better Barrow's cake stall and tombola at the Rotary Club Christmas Fair - money goes to the statue appeal fund which is rapidly approaching its target - watch this space after Christmas.
Also many congratulations to Rotary for putting on such a good event when they were forced to move it to the Village Hall because of the weather.
Rudolph found a good home, although it was a bit of an effort getting him there - he was rather heavy. Very many thanks to Linzie Clark for making him.
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6 days ago

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PLEASE NOTE: All tickets have been sold for the musical concert/ Mummers Play on Sunday. There will be none available on the door. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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A busy weekend coming up around the village. Saturday is the Rotary Club Christmas Fair 4.30 - 6.30pm. Lots going on - mulled wine, burgers, hot dogs,mince pies, Santa's grotto, games, stalls, raffle. Better Barrow will be there with a cake stall and a tombola.
Sunday is the musical entertainment and Mummers Play in the Village Hall beginning at 2pm. This is a chance to see something that hasn't been performed in the village since the early 1950s so please give it your support if you can. John Harrison School Choir will be singing. Tickets are £3 from the newsagents or ring 533145.
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1 week ago

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Thursday (6th) matinee at the Ropewalk is that fabulous film Lady in the Van starring the brilliant Maggie Smith. Funny, yet poignant film. If you haven't seen it or you would like to see it again, this is your chance, Begins 2pm prompt, cost £3 per ticket to include tea/coffee and biscuits at the interval. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Lots going on in Barrow today. Church bazaar in the Vicar's Room 'til noon, Christmas Tree Festival in the Methodist Chapel 'til 4pm today and noon to 4pm tomorrow. Better Barrow has a tree and the Probus Club have a very good John Harrison themed design. Well over a dozen trees in all, also refreshments, raffle, tombola etc. Then from 7pm at the Chapel, there is entertainment in the shape of Mike Smith who will treat his audience to an evening of Rhythm and Rhyme. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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A very patient Peter Levy spent about half an hour waiting for it to get dark enough to switch on the lights at Santos on Wold Road. He was really nice, chatted to people, had selfies taken and gathered the children around him for the countdown to the switch on.
What a great display of lights this year!
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2 weeks ago

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John Harrison's Statue is really beginning to take shape now. Sometime in the new year it will be ready to go to the foundry for casting then we shall begin to have some idea of the date of arrival in Barrow. The contractors who are constructing the foundations have been selected as has the lighting installation company and we are on the last leg of fundraising - less than £10,000 needed now.
The musical concert and Mummers Play on Sunday 9th is the latest fundraising event so please support if you can. 2pm to 4pm in the Village Hall, £3 per ticket.
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2 weeks ago

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If you around tomorrow (Friday 30th) head for Wold Road - Peter Levy of Look North is finally coming to Barrow! He has agreed to switch on the Christmas lights at Santos, the bungalow that always has the fantastic display.
The switch-on is 4pm and there will be a collection for charity.
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2 weeks ago

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If you are able to make a cake for the Better Barrow stall at the Christmas Fair on December 8th it would be much appreciated. Please drop off at Bramley House in the High Street on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Next Thursday's film matinee (29th) at the Ropewalk is the historic romantic drama The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society set in the aftermath of WW2 starring Tom Courtenay, Jessica Brown Findlay and Lily James, among others.
Starts 2pm, admission £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
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Latest News

Statue Update – November 2018

We have now reached £50,000 in our statue fund - just another £10,000 to go.  To see the latest on the statue please visit the Statue Page on our website, to donate please visit the Donate Page or to see the list of donors please visit the Our Donor Page (just click...

Renovation of the Market Place Cross

The cross in the Market Place is a stand-out feature of Barrow-upon-Humber and, although damaged, the remains of the cross are important. There are not many crosses remaining in Lincolnshire and when built it would have been quite tall and impressive.  It was built in...

Christmas Fair

Make sure it's in your diary and come and visit Better Barrow's cake stall and tombola - Sat 8th 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Market Place  

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