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About Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness




Barrow-in-Furness  is a town and seaport in the county of Cumbria, England. Historically part of Lancashire it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1867 and merged with adjacent districts in 1974 to form the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. Situated at the tip of the Furness peninsula close to the Lake District it is bordered byMorecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. In 2011 Barrow's population stood at around 57,000, while 69,000 lived in the wider borough making it the second largest urban area in Cumbria after Carlisle. Natives of Barrow as well as the local dialect are known as Barrovian.

In the Middle Ages, Barrow was a small hamlet with Furness Abbey, on the outskirts of the modern-day town, controlling the local economy before its dissolution in 1537. The iron prospector Henry Schneider arrived in Furness in 1839 and, with other investors, opened the Furness Railway in 1846 to transport iron ore and slate from local mines to the coast. Further hematite deposits were discovered, of sufficient size to develop factories for smelting and exporting steel. By the late 19th century, the Barrow Hematite Steel Company-owned steelworks was the world's largest.

Barrow's location and the availability of steel allowed the town to develop into a significant producer of naval vessels, a shift that was accelerated during World War I and the local yard's specialisation in submarines. The original iron- and steel-making enterprises closed down after World War II, leaving Vickers shipyard as Barrow's main industry and employer. Several Royal Navy flagships, the vast majority of its nuclear submarines as well as numerous ocean liners and oil tankers were manufactured at the facility.

The end of the Cold War and subsequent decrease in military spending saw high unemployment in the town through lack of contracts; despite this, the BAE Systems shipyard remains operational as the UK's largest by workforce and has major future expansion plans associated with the Trident successor programme. Today Barrow is a hub for energy generation and handling. Several wind farms located off the coast of the town form one of the highest concentrations of turbines in the world






Barrow-in-Furness


 
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Clockwise from the upper left: Central Barrowwith the skyline of Blackpool also visible,Barrow IslandWalney Bridge and Furness CollegeFurness Abbey, Ramsden Square,Dock Museum and DDHBarrow Town Hall andSt. Mary's Church

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Coat of arms of Barrow in Furness







 

St. James' Church, the largest place of worship in Barrow

 






Religion

 

 

In the 2011 census 70.7% of Barrow's population stated themselves as being Christian. People stating no religion or chose not to state totalled 28.4% combined. Other religious groups represented 0.9% of the population, with Islam and Buddhism prevailing as the first and second most common groups.Conishead Priory, the first Kadampa Buddhist centre in the west, is home to around 100 Buddhists and is located on the outskirts of Barrow within the South Lakeland district. Historically Barrow was home to a notable Ashkenazi Jewish community that peaked in size during the 1930's with a synagogue in the town. Despite this it closed in 1974 and only a dozen Jew s were recorded by the 2011 census.





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South Lakes Safari Zoo on the outskirts of the borough is one of Cumbria's top tourist attractions





 

Being only around 20 minutes from the Lake District close to Coniston Water and Windermere, Barrow has been referred to as a 'gateway to the lakes' and 'where the lakes meets the sea', a status which could be enhanced by the new marina complex and planned cruise ship terminal.

Barrow itself has several tourist attractions that support just over 1,000 jobs, the town saw a higher growth in tourist expenditure during the 2000s than Cumbria as a whole and had approximately 2.3 million 'overnight stays' during 2008.  Barrow's most popular free-entry tourist attraction is The Dock Museum. The museum tells the history of Barrow (including the steelworks industry, the shipyard and the Barrow Blitz), as well as offering gallery space to local artists and schoolchildren. It is built upon and around an old graving dock.  Walney Island has two world renowned nature reserves (the 130 hectare South Walney Nature Reserve and 650 hectare North Walney National Nature Reserve).  Barrow's location at the tip of the Furness peninsula sees it host a number of beaches which are popular during summer months with sunbathers, kitesurfers and caravanners. They include Earnse Bay, Biggar Bank ( Biggar Bank Rd), Roanhead andRampside, the former two of which provide views of the Isle of Man and Anglesey on exceptionally clear days. The Park Leisure Centre is a fitness suite with a pool, set in the 45-acre (18 ha) Barrow Park. The historic ruins of Furness Abbey and Piel Castle, which are both managed by English Heritage, are also popular tourist destinations. South Lakes Safari Zoois one of Europe's leading conservation zoos and has been voted Cumbria's best tourist attraction for five non-consecutive years, it is located within the borough of Barrow-in-Furness on the outskirts of Dalton.


 


Piel Island
 and castle are a popular attraction in Barrow


 

Barrow also has a popular indoor market, which features a food hall as well as stalls selling clothes and other goods. Barrow has been described as the Lake District's premier shopping town, with 'big name shops mingling with small local ones', and being home to Portland Walk Shopping Centre. The town also features Hollywood Park – a leisure facility with restaurants, shops and Cumbria's largest cinema.  The town also features several other retail parks (including Cornmill CrossingCornerhouse Retail ParkHindpool Retail Park and Walney Road Retail Park).Other modern visitor attractions in Barrow include the indoor Kart racing complex and bowling alley at James Freel Close, as well as 'Lazer Zone' in Hindpool Road's former Custom House.

 

 

 

 


Craven House
 is headquarters ofJames Fisher & Sons, the only Barrow company on the London Stock Exchange







 



Tesco
 is a significant employer, with several outlets across Barrow







 

Barrow has a large number of public works of art, including statues of prominent political figures and sporting personalities








SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrow-in-Furness


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