With the sea on three sides and the Lakes on the other, Barrow-in-Furness makes the most of its enviable location. A range of walking and cycling routes from the town centre provides easy access to internationally renowned wildlife sites, beautiful sandy beaches and fascinating features of historical and industrial heritage.
This Victorian town has a proud heritage of production and innovation founded on the ready availability of local coal and iron ore supplies. In the 19th century, Barrow rapidly developed into one of the major ship building towns of the country and reflected this prosperity in wide, tree-lined streets and a wealth of sandstone buildings typified by the imposing Town Hall.
For centuries Furness was part of Lancashire and being an isolated northern outpost it was left quietly undisturbed until the mid-19th century, in fact The name ‘Furness’ is derived from ‘Far Ness’ (or ‘distant headland’) – its remoteness being one of the main reasons why the monks chose to build an abbey here.
The arrival of the Furness Railway in 1846 made it much easier to transport iron ore and slate out of the area. Within 40 years, Barrow went from being a small village on a remote headland to a large industrial town with railway, docks, iron/steelworks and a thriving shipyard.
Presently the town offers visitors a range of attractions, shops, activities and events in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, where visitors can enjoy a beach holiday, Lake District retreat or action packed stay, all in one Northern Industrial town.
Geoff Ramm, the creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, knows the only way you can attract more customers is to create jaw-dropping marketing. Not only that but great customer
Geoff Ramm, the creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, knows the only way you can attract more customers is to create jaw-dropping marketing. Not only that but great customer service leads to lucrative, repeat business.
So how do you create highly successful marketing ideas? And how can you design a customer experience that has you talked about for decades?
Geoff Ramm comes to The Forum, Barrow on Wednesday 24th October 2018 and his is a must see for local business managers, owners and marketeers.
A Life in the Realm of Madness…
Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading
A Life in the Realm of Madness…
Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.
Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.
Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.
With help from Deano his trusty pianist, he tells his story in words and music with the help of some Madness classics and a couple more what he wrote all on himself.