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The Queen Street Primitive Methodist Chapel’s 150th Anniversary

In April 1867, the first stone was laid in the construction of an impressive new chapel for the Primitive Methodist movement on Queen Street in Barton-upon-Humber as the local movement needed to re- house their rapidly growing congregation in the area.

By the 1860s Primitive Methodism was already a well-established and well represented movement in the local area and a part of life in Barton. The local movement had grown from a handful of people to hundreds and had already outgrown two chapels in the area since the early 19th  century – the first on the site of Central Surgery on King Street, and the second on Newport that was overcrowded and the congregation needed a larger place to call home. Continue reading »

Behind the doors at The Ropewalk

What was once Hall’s Barton Ropery, a busy and thriving rope making factory, is now home to The Ropewalk. This impressive quarter-mile long Grade II listed building proudly celebrates art, craft and heritage with regularly-changing exhibitions, an Accredited Museum, artists’ studios and more. Continue reading »

Get the champagne corks popping – it’s Barton Arts 20th anniversary season!

Barton Arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary in some style this year.

Tickets go on general sale on Monday (April 10) and art lovers in town and further afield are spoilt for choice with events ranging from Clare Teal returning to the town to celebrate Doris Day to poet John Hegley turning his poetic genius and silliness to an interactive family show. Continue reading »

The History of Tile Making in Barton

Have you ever looked out of an airplane window at the houses below and thought of home?   Maybe on your way to a long business trip you have wished to be back there.  Well if you come from Barton-upon-Humber, the chances are that home is closer than you think, or at least a part of it.   The chances are that a lot of those roofs you see turning the landscape into a weave of dusky reds and coal blacks below you come from just down the road at one of Barton’s tile works.  Well … the dusky red ones at least. Continue reading »

Barton-upon-Humber’s Victorian History Walk – An Illustrated Guide

It _IGP2492is perhaps not surprising that the parts of Barton with the most vivid histories behind them are the parts which today bustle with life and interest. The Victorian Walk designed by the Barton-upon-Humber Civic Society and made even more interactive by the town’s new Hidden History App takes you through some of the most attractive and lively parts of Barton.  It takes walkers from the Market Place, to the High Street and back again, as well as showing you some of the places with the greatest stories to tell going back to the 19th century. Continue reading »

Barton’s Hidden History – Family Activity Walk

 Saturday 22 April, 10am-12.30pm, FREE – starting at the Wilderspin National School Museum

Wondering what to do with the children this Easter holiday? Maybe you’re just a little bored yourself and you’re looking for something interesting and a little bit different to do with the family? Continue reading »

The Barton Spring Clean

Like the Bat Signal blazing in the night, a call has gone out around Barton-upon-Humber. This town needs heroes to fight grime. Where Batman fought the likes of The Joker and The Riddler, our heroes need to be prepared to fight a much more insidious enemy: the litter that brings down every town. Continue reading »

Tin Tommy Comes to Town

tin tommy 3Back in November, we told you of the Barton Living Memorial Trust’s plans to install a metal statue of a World War One era British soldier and a commemorative bench beside him opposite the Cenotaph on Barrow Road in Barton.

Now the sculpture, called Tin Tommy, has taken up temporary residence in Castledyke Primary School until Tuesday February 28, when he will be taken to stand guard over the bench and the Cenotaph. He will be kept under wraps when he arrives with the date of his grand unveiling to be announced. But for now, he is on display to the school children, who have been enjoying his presence and learning about the history of bravery and sacrifice that he stands for. Continue reading »

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