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Voices From Barrow and Furness

Alice Leach


Barrow-in-Furness grew from a tiny hamlet into the largest iron and steel centre in the world, as well as a major shipbuilding centre, in just forty years.

Still home to the busiest shipyard in England, Barrow retains many of the spacious streets and fine buildings that were part of the 19th century planned town, despite changing economic factors over the years it still has much to offer resident and visitor alike. ‘Voices From Barrow and Furness’ draws together memories of life on the Furness peninsula – in Barrow itself, and Dalton and Askam, as well as the villages – from a wide range of people who have fascinating tales to tell. The book is illustrated with a wonderful selection of photographs that capture the spirit of this unique area over the past hundred years or so.


History Press



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170mm x 248mm paperback




Black & white photographs