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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 days ago

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Can you bake a cake - or would you rather just go along and eat one?
Whatever your choice, you can help Macmillan Cancer Support by going along to the World's Biggest Coffee morning at Methodist Church Hall on Monday, March 25th from 10am to noon.
After that, why not head down to the Ropewalk where Golding Young's experts are holding a valuation day until 3pm.
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5 days ago

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Better Barrow Community Project
in collaboration with
The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber

Antique and Collectibles Valuation
+ Sale of Clocks
Monday 25th March

Experts from Golding Young & Mawer of Lincoln will be on hand to carry out valuations on your treasures between 10 am and 3pm at the Ropewalk Gallery.
Some of the clocks from Harrison's Garden will be available for sale at £5 each between 11 am and 1.30 pm
The more valuable clocks will be auctioned by Golding, Young & Mawer on 17th April at their showrooms in Lincoln.
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2 weeks ago

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All too soon, we are looking to the end of the Harrison's Garden exhibition on 24th March.
Golding Young have now confirmed that two of their experts (John Leatt and Kirsty Young) will do a valuation day on Monday 25th from 10am to 3pm while the clocks are being packed, so bring along any treasures you might like to have valued (free of charge but a small donation to Better Barrow's funds would be much appreciated).
Also, from 11am to 1.30pm on the same day, we will be offering some of the clocks for a donation (minimum £5). All clocks sold come with a label of authenticity to say they were part of Luke Jerram's Harrison's Garden so if there is one you fancy, come along and see if it is among those for sale.
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2 weeks ago

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Derby Museums
To celebrate #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, have a look at what the apprentices at Smith of Derby have been doing - restoring Derby’s historic Harrison clock for installation in the new Museum of Making when it re-opens to the public in 2020. Find out more:

www.derbymuseums.org/news/apprentices-restore-historic-clock-for-the-new-museum-of-making
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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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At last night's Better Barrow meeting we began planning for the Wheelbarrow Weekend on June 1st & 2nd.
A number of volunteers from last year turned up to offer help this year but we could always do with more for things like teas, helping in the Market Place etc.
If you fancy getting involved in any way, let us know (you don't have to join the committee or commit to help with anything else). All offers greatly appreciated.
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3 weeks ago

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There have been a couple of enquiries recently about a table top sale. Better Barrow won't be holding one in March as the Rotary Club said they planned several craft fairs this year.
However, New Holland Community Centre holds a table top on the first Sunday of every month - the next is this weekend (3rd) from 10am to 2pm. Ring Sue on 07889230772 to book - £3 a table.
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4 weeks ago

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We don't have any Better Barrow events in the village while Harrison's Garden is on but other organisations have plenty in March.
On 2nd, it's the regular huge book sale in the Vicar's Room, and for Pancake Day on 5th, there are savoury and sweet pancakes being served there from 11am to 1pm.
The 9th is the Methodist Church annual gift day and coffee morning and on the 10th you can enjoy Tea at the Ritz, again at the Methodist Church, from 2pm to 5pm, which sounds intriguing. £6 per person, ring 530960 or 531947 to book.
And an evening with Darren Johnson (aka panto dame Annie Fanny) promises fun and laughter on Friday 22nd at 7pm (tickets £6 inc supper from the numbers above).
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4 weeks ago

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Harrison's Garden is bringing in lots of visitors to the Ropewalk. Still four weeks to go, then it's pack the clocks away and send them to auction in Lincoln on April 17th.
Thanks to all those who have visited so far and left donations.
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Wheelbarrow and Open Garden Weekend – 2019

The Wheelbarrow Weekend is approaching - 1st and 2nd June 2019 if it isn't already in your diary.  As most of you will know this is a major event in the village with a wide range of wheelbarrows and open gardens to visit as well as many events over the weekend. It's...

Statue and Wheelbarrow Weekend

The Statue is progressing...full details on the Statue Page Planning for the Wheelbarrow Weekend has started!  On-line registrations will be available soon and information about the weekend will be forthcoming - but for now reserve the date in your diary for the 1st...

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...

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