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Winter 2014




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        Library Update                Tales of Old Barrow           Visit to WW1 Battlefields        What will Santa bring?

From the serious to the light-hearted...   

This edition once again ranges from the serious to the light-hearted as we continue to reflect the nation’s focus on WW1. Do read young Matt and Ben’s account of visiting the battle fields of France and Belgium and consider learning more about life in Barrow during those grim war years by getting hold of Malcolm Dark’s latest book. Still thinking about the war, when Judith Rodgers wrote her ‘ Letter to an Unknown Soldier ‘ for BV Summer little did she foresee the surprising ripples it would create. But there’s so much of interest in this edition there isn’t space to do it all justice. There are interviews with older residents, a library catch up, a Murder Mystery review, a Christmas Quiz, what people eat for Christmas Breakfast, an interview with Barrow’s one and only Canine Superstar and Selfies!     Front cover: ‘Hens in Snow ‘ by Dee Wigmore

Merry Christmas,
Gaynor Barton, Editor

Letter from Hubbard’s

Dear Editor,

Please may David and I thank Barrow Voice for the lovely article that appeared in the September edition “Hubbard’s hang up the saws”.
It came like the icing on the cake after we had packed our bags (in thought only) at the end of that last Saturday in the shop thinking that soon, everyone would have forgotten Hubbard’s Butchers.
For a whole fortnight before we closed the business we were overwhelmed with cards, flowers, bottles of wine, messages of appreciation and …orders for sausages.
Lots and lots of them. One customer ordered £100 ’s worth!!! Poor David had to work night and day to meet the orders because we certainly weren’t going to let our customers down.
So thank you to Barrow Voice and thank you to all our loyal customers. We really appreciated this send-off.

Prue and David Smart