The Barrow Story, by Bryn Trescatheric

The Barrow Story, by Bryn Trescatheric

The Barrow Story, by Bryn Trescatheric

Published by the Barrow Dock Museum in 2013, 110 pages. Rectangular paperback - c.14.5cm by 21cm (N6318X1)

This book provides a fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness. Commonly known as Barrow, the town is an industrial port that was historically part of Lancashire (but which is now part of Cumbria), and it played a significant role in first the Steel Industry and then as a shipyard - it was a major centre for ship building and armaments, and 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 the town. Sections include:

  • Author's Note
  • Before the Change
  • Village Life
  • Steel Town
  • Melting Pot, Building Lot
  • Putting Down Roots
  • All Change
  • Shipyard Town
  • Something Old, Something New
  • War and Peace
  • Down and Nearly Out
  • There's Always Someone Worse Off
  • Getting There
  • Enter the Consumer
  • The Home Front
  • Middle Age Spread
  • To Be Continued
  • Loose Ends

The condition of the book is excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover
Condition New