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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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2 weeks ago

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Thinking ahead to June (specifically the 1st and 2nd), there is a Wheelbarrow Weekend/Open Gardens entry form in the Missing Link which is due out later this month. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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We have had a very good response so far to Harrison's Garden with lots of visitors - one even donated a clock!
If you are going to the Ropewalk, why not make it this Thursday (7th) and drop in to the film matinee - it's Mamma Mia 2 this week. Very lighthearted and great fun even if the story is a bit contrived. It's worth going just to see Cher make her entrance and hear her sing. Starts 2pm, £3 admission, includes tea or coffee at the interval.
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4 weeks ago

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Harrison's Garden is now open! Free admission (it's in the gallery next to the Ropewalk coffee shop). Information available outside and a limited number of souvenir badges on sale (£1 each). Open until March 24th.
If you're very quiet, the sound of all the clocks ticking sounds like water rippling, punctuated by the occasional chime.
Further news is that unfortunately it isn't possible to conduct the auction at the Ropewalk so it will be at Golding Young & Mawer in Lincoln on April 17th.
However Colin Young is coming to the Ropewalk on Monday March 25th to do a valuation day from 10am to 3pm so get out your treasures and come along and see what they are worth.
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4 weeks ago

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Look North piece will be tomorrow night (Friday). Calendar are planning to put theirs out tonight.
Luke has been hard at work all day laying out the clocks and we have helped with the winding and putting batteries in! Go along anytime from Sunday for the next two months and hear the clocks ticking and chiming (not all at the same time!).
Colin Young will be conducting the auction at the Ropewalk very soon after the exhibition closes (date to be announced) and each clock to be sold will have a label of authenticity.
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4 weeks ago

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Be sure to watch Calendar after 6pm tonight - Harrison's Garden is being featured. Look North are also coming today but not sure whether it will be on there tonight (6.30) or tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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The finer details are now being added to the John Harrison statue. This is the bollard and the rope that Marcus Cornish is currently completing. Looking really good.
Next stop, the foundry for casting in bronze, hopefully early next month.
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1 month ago

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Another night of music and fun with Three Voices. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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The clocks arriving at the Ropewalk after their long trip from Wales. ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest News

Harrison’s Garden – a Sonnet

To celebrate the opening of Harrison's Garden at the Ropewalk Gallery (https://www.the-ropewalk.co.uk/), Better Barrow's Chairman and local poet - Trevor Millum - penned the following Sonnet.  Enjoy and take it with you when you visit the garden, ‘I’m off to do some...

Harrison’s Garden

Lots of media interest in the Harrison’s garden installation at Barton’s Ropewalk Gallery led to a busy weekend there. The clocks will be there for several more weeks, finishing on March 24th.  Following that they will go to auction at Golding, Young and Mawer in...

Harrison’s Garden

Attached is an article from the Scunthorpe Telegraph about the exhibition - click on it to read.

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