The Barrow Blitz, by Bryn Trescatheric
Published by the author & Barrow Dock Museum in 2009, 56 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4703)
This book provides a fascinating history of Barriw-in-Furness during the Second World War, and is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs....
Commonly known as Barrow, the town is an industrial port that was historically part of Lancashire (but which is now part of Cumbria), and was a major centre for ship building and armaments. Vickers dominated the town in the latter part of the 19th and all of the 20th centuries - Vickers is now known as BAE, and remains key to the towns future and survival, with the huge submarine shed towering over Barrow Island.
This book charts the history of the town throughout the Second World War, and includes chapters on:
- Phase One - September 1939 to Spring 1941
- Phase Two - April and May 1941
- Phase Three - Summer 1941 to May 1945
- The Shipyard
- A young woman's diary
- What remains?
The condition of the book is as new - but please note there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover