Sunday, 11 October 2009
Barrow-In-Furness / Walney Ferry
Walney Island has been connected by a bridge (Jubilee Bridge) to the Mainland since 1908 - that is one year after this card was sent in 1907. The card describes the island as agricultural "possessing a very rich soil which produces good crops of grain... part of the island has been acquired by the Barrow Corporation and made into a recreation park for the inhabitants..."
Barrow is an area of ship building. My father in law worked at the ship-yard, and my brother in law still works there - mostly on submarines.