Thanks to the efforts of the Better Barrow ‘better bakers’ there was a wonderful display of goodies for sale, beautifully arranged and carefully packaged! Here are some of the team getting ready to sell:
Another great effort by Barrow Meridian Rotary, showing what a good venue the Market Place is for the village’s communal events. For more photos click on the link to the right.
Here we are, getting set up for the Christmas Fayre in the Market Place, where we sold lots of cakes, biscuits and preserves to an appreciative crowd. Well done, once again, Barrow Meridian Rotary, for organising this event and showing how good the Market Place is as a meeting place. More photos to follow, we hope.
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 click on ‘About Better Barrow’.
Much baking is taking place in Barrow in preparation for this Saturday’s Christmas Fayre where there will be a cake, biscuit and preserve stall. Should be delicious!
This beautiful clock, believe it or not, was made by the speaker at our Better Barrow talk in November. Andrew King is the world authority on John and James Harrison, the clock-making brothers who came from Barrow-upon-Humber. Not only that, Andrew is a clock-maker himself and this is just one of the replica timepieces he has constructed. Andrew also turned out to know more about our village than a lot of us who have lived here for a long time! The Village Hall was packed for a talk both erudite and entertaining. John Harrison, of course, is the man who found a solution to the problem of ascertaining longitude when at sea, made famous beyond Barrow and maritime enthusiasts by Dava Sobel’s book and the Michael Gambon / Jeremy Irons film, both called ‘Longitude’. You may not know that John Harrison is also the inventor of the bimetallic strip, a clever little device that is crucial to any number of household and industrial items, including your toaster and electric kettle…
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