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Barrow Island, Cumbria

Barrow Island
Barrow Island is a built up island located in the town of Barrow-in-Furness , in Cumbria England, and has not in fact been an island since the Devonshire Dock was filled in during the 1980s. The island derives its name from the old Norse word for 'bare island' and is home to one of the largest shipyards in Great Britain, the BAE Systems Submarine Solutions shipyard. Barrow Island, also known as 'Old Barrow', was subjected to extensive bombing during the Blitz , and World War Two defences were constructed around the island to protect the docks.

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Lake Windermere
Scafell Pike
Helvellyn
River Eden
Derwent Water
Ullswater
Bassenthwaite Lake
Solway Coast
North Pennines
Solway Firth
Coniston Water
Wastwater
Arnside and Silverdale
ScaFell
Borrowdale
Buttermere
Aira Force
Duddon Valley
Walney Island
River Wampool
River Ehen
River Duddon
River Lune
River Cocker
River Esk

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I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence - George Bernard Shaw
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First Traffic Signals in Britain - 1868, Edward VIII abdicates - 1936
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