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Carousels to candyfloss – all the fun of Barton Fair over the centuries

Do you remember those blissful summer days wandering home with a goldfish in a plastic bag that you won at the fair, the scent of candyfloss and fried onions in the air? It sounds poetic, whimsical almost, when we explore the changing nature of Barton Fair, with tales of circus tricks, homemade toffee apples and […]

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Heritage Open Days Events Part 2: Walks and Talks

They say you shouldn’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk. Well when it comes to Barton’s Heritage Open Days, we can do plenty of both, and we do it with style. Come along to any of our six walks and talks to see what we mean. Guided tours and open building – […]

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Heritage Open Days Events Part 1: Special Events and One Offs

Everyone from near and far will get the chance to take part in a range of exciting one off events taking place between September 7 and 10, Barton’s Heritage Open Days 2017. From walks and talks to special openings and children’s quizzes, it’s all there. These two special blogs will give readers a sneak preview of […]

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Theatre through the ages in Barton

If William Shakespeare is correct in writing “all the world’s a stage”, then that certainly seems to apply to Barton-upon-Humber, which continues to celebrate a proud tradition of theatrical performance, writes Jo Marwood.  Many venues in the town, from the historic Joseph Wright Hall to the natural landscape of Baysgarth Park, have played host to […]

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Wildlife Day at the Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park

This coming Sunday, July 30, the Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park is giving everyone the opportunity to get out and enjoy their local countryside while learning about the wildlife that calls it home.  The park will be hosting its biggest event of the year; a family focused, activity filled Wildlife Day. To get […]

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The ‘Big Daddy‘ of Bike Nights

After 20 years of burning rubber and shining chrome, Barton’s annual Bike Night has become as much a part of the fabric that makes up Barton-upon-Humber as the town’s roads or houses. A gold star day in the diaries of bikers around Lincolnshire and beyond, the night draws more than 15,000 people to town from […]

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The Sounds of the Humber – from concrete to opera

The gentle hum of traffic crossing the Humber Bridge has provided a backdrop to the lapping of water, chirruping of wading birds and wind tickling the rushes since it first opened to traffic 36 years ago tomorrow, and this year marks 40 years since the cable spinning began to connect those two iconic towers writes […]

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Sue Wilsea on The Fathom Writers’ Showcase and the Local Literary Scene

Next Wednesday at 7.30pm, local writers of all levels, ages and backgrounds will be reading their work to the people of Barton in the Ropery Hall bar.  This is all down to the Fathom Writers’ Showcase, a free event organised by Sue Wilsea so that her students can unveil their work to the public. Past […]

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A Big Thank You on National Volunteers’ Week

This National Volunteers’ Week, we want to say thank you to all the volunteers who keep Barton-upon-Humber’s heritage and history institutions running, as well as all of the others who give up their time to keep our town alive and colourful.  Without these people, Barton’s rich and interesting past would remain hidden. From museums like […]

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Rex Russell Exhibition at Baysgarth House Museum

Baysgarth House Museum has dedicated its latest exhibition to local historian and educator Rex Russell, who is known to have revived archaeology and historical study in the Barton area over the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition sums up the life, work and discoveries of one of Barton’s most interesting characters and one […]

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Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380

Email: btp@the-ropewalk.co.uk