Barrow upon Humber
Welcome to the village and community of
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Welcome to the Barrow upon Humber website. The site is in its infancy but we hope that it will gradually grow and be another useful source of information both for the villagers and visitors – whether virtual or real.
Barrow is a large settlement of nearly 3000 inhabitants (according to the 2001 census). This includes the hamlet of Barrow Haven, a mile or so down the road on the banks of the Humber. Also on the Humber towards the east, you will find the village of New Holland with a population of about 1,000.
Barrow is fortunate in retaining a number of shops and other facilities. Around or
near the Market Place you’ll find a newsagent, a general store (including a pharmacy),
the Post Office, a butcher, hairdresser, a Chinese take-
On this site you’ll find more information about the village as it is now and something about its long and fascinating history.
WHAT WILL BE IN YOUR BARROW IN 2014?
The main event of the Better Barrow summer will once again be the Wheelbarrow weekend on June 7th and 8th (hopefully with another cake stall). As before, please choose your own theme for your barrow and perhaps also consider opening your garden for one or both days. Entry forms will be available shortly.
We are also well into the planning stage of The Longitude Project in July which involves celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act, during which we will be helped by pupils of John Harrison School.
Recently, John Harrison appears to be attracting far more national attention – there is undoubtedly a groundswell of interest in the man and his maritime achievements, which can only be good for Barrow and the surrounding area. To read more about the Longitude problems and John Harrison’s contributions, visit the Royal Museums site at www.rmg.co.uk/harrison#harrison
Many of you will have heard of the campaign by the John Harrison Foundation to re-
We also hope to take advantage of Hull’s City of Culture award and are currently looking at ways to link in to this.
Please keep a look out for notices of events around the village. If you would like
to be included on Better Barrow’s e-