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Autumn 2015




Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association. Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 505692.

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19th October 2015

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26th October 2015
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This edition is more than usually masculine - although I hasten to add that those who quickly turn to page three will be very disappointed! Autumn BV has men at the centre of interesting articles relating to competition fishing in Portugal, a vintage tractor, Martin Wigmore’s second book of Post Office tales and finally how a local business man came to produce the most beautiful, yet practical, wooden objects.

I’m also pleased to be able to publish another ‘Letter to the Editor’, and report back on the success of an earlier one. David Sanders told me the response to his ‘reunion’ letter (Summer BV) has been good; between 50 and 60 people have been in touch. If anyone else living in Barrow in the late 50’s and 60’s would like to go to the reunion, but has still to make contact, ring him on 01858 880769 or contact Steve Pilgrim on 01509 412757.

Gaynor Barton
Front Cover Approaching Barrow in early autumn. (September 2014 ) Gaynor Barton