LOCAL LINKS PAGE

If you wish to have a link to your own site or recommend someone else's site here you can do so by simply clicking on the mailing option at the foot of each page and sending us your details. Of course your site / recommendation must be of a local, family or otherwise educational interest to any person visiting this site. 

Our reasons for not making this page an 'automated' option are simply to allow me time to visit and approve your site / recommendation prior to it's incorporation. If you wish to continue I would ask you to supply the following pieces of information: 1) Web address, 2) A description of your site / recommendation in not more than 75 words 3) Why your site / recommendation should be included...

If you visit one of the sites mentioned below whilst using a link from this site, please don't forget to mention us during your visit.

 

DISCLAIMER:

Sometimes web-sites are updated to include undesirable material by their own admin, and therefore the Furness Family History Society can not be held responsible for this. However I would ask all visitors of this site to remain vigilant and would appreciate it if at anytime you find this to be the case when visiting a site linked from this site that you inform me as soon as possible in order that it can be removed. 

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AIRSHIPS ONLINE

 

Airships online houses the online archive of the Airship Heritage Trust. Inside you will find an extensive history relating to all of the British Airships from 1900 to the present day.

 

ASKAM HERALD

 

An unofficial community website containing news from Askam and Ireleth.

 

ABOUT ULVERSTON

 

This part of Cumbria is a walker's paradise. There is a network of footpaths, green lanes and bridleways which link  the villages and ancient sites, and pass through an idyllic pastoral countryside

 

ASKAM & IRELETH HISTORY

 

site is devoted to the history of Ireleth and Askam, two villages on the Furness peninsula on the west coast of Cumbria (formerly Lancashire), England.

 

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BBC CUMBRIA

 

Includes such things as weather, local news and features...

 

BARROW TRANSPORT WEBSITE

 

This Website has been designed to inform young and old of past  public transport in Barrow-in-Furness. How things have changed the old blue and cream Corporation Vehicles, the great battle of Barrow Buses, Ribble Mini Link everywhere, free buses, blocking in of buses at stops then The Transport Giant Stagecoach taking over and peace reigned whether it be for better or worse you all have your views.

 

BARROW-IN-FURNESS BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

A council site relating to all things Barrow-in-Furness.

 

BARROW IN FURNESS DOG TRAINING CLUB

 

A club founded in 1991 by a small group of enthusiastic dog owners who were having to travel 40 miles to the nearest club that could provide agility training. 

 

BARROW TOURISM 

 

 

 

BARROW SHIPYARD BAND

 

Barrows local ship yard band site. quite interesting and informative...

 

BARROW ISLAND WEB SITE (THE)

 

Information on this site derives from the barrow museum, library ,chatting to people who live or have lived on the island for most of or all their lives not to mention the heritage archives.

 

BARROW ROTARY CLUB

 

Home of the Barrow Rotary Club. Founded in 1932

 

BARROW BOROUGH SPORTS COUNCIL

 

Barrow Borough Sports Council was established in December 1999, after the old Sports Advisory Committee was wound up. The old Advisory Committee was primarily set up (in 1987) to advise Barrow Council on sporting issues.

 

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CENTRAL & SOUTHERN LAKELAND & THE LAKELAND PENINSULAS

 

This site allows the visitor to discover a multitude of hidden treasures, spectacular coastline, meandering rivers and crystal clear lakes, high fells, and peaceful valleys, bustling market towns and picturesque villages...

 

CUMBRIA DIRECTORY

 

This site covers all of Cumbria and includes many interesting articles including such delights as tradition, tourist attractions and an excellent database of towns and villages... 

 

CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL

 

For local government information at all levels. includes many useful statistics pages and  local government news and events. Local media etc. etc...

 

CUMBRIA CONSTABULARY

 

Cumbria Constabulary has gradually evolved for over more than a century, but on a local basis it was only officially formed in April 1974 with an establishment of 1044 officers.

 

CUMBRIA RECORD OFFICE

 

Included amongst the 10 miles of records the Cumbria Archive Service cares for are parish registers, other ecclesiastical records, wills, electoral registers, maps and  plans, poor law records, title deeds, and photographs. The archives of many families, businesses, local authorities, solicitors, societies and schools are also deposited in the Record Offices.

 

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DUDDON ESTUARY

 

The Duddon is a large sandy estuary lying between Morecambe Bay and the West Cumbrian coast. It opens into the Irish Sea just north of Barrow and Walney Island. A total length of shoreline of 45 kms encloses a total area of 3500 ha. making it the second largest estuary in Cumbria after the Solway Firth.

 

DOCK MUSEUM

 

Home of the widely acclaimed Dock Museum. includes details of all forthcoming events and exhibitions at the Dock Museum, as well as detail of permanent galleries such as 'Shipbuilders to the World'. In addition the site has details of the Museum's social and industrial history collections and education services. The site also includes thousands of shipbuilding images from the Vickers Photographic Archive.

 

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ECASTLES

 

On this site you will find information on over 950 English and Welsh castles, fortified houses, Pele towers and coastal forts built since the first century, with maps to show you where they are and which others are nearby. 

 

EXPLORE LOW FURNESS

 

Here you can discover a corner of hidden Britain and plan a visit to one of the cradles of Celtic Christianity. Low Furness is an area steeped in history and Druidic, Roman, Viking, Puritan and Victorian influences all add to the atmosphere of mystery that swathes the countryside. 

 

WALNEY CHURCHES ECUMENICAL PARTNERSHIP

 

For all things to do with the islands churches: Walney has three Christian denominations working closely together, Roman Catholics, Methodists and Anglicans. Sadly for the partnership, Walney Baptist Fellowship has closed down, and the members now worship in Barrow and with the other Walney Churches.

 

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FOUR AM DESIGNS

 

A local compilation of animated gifs, by Jill Lawson. Well worth a visit...

 

FURNESS TRADITION

 

Now in their fifth year Furness Tradition is a folk-arts development group based in the Furness market town of Ulverston. The group was initiated by volunteers to celebrate, encourage and make familiar the musical inheritance of the Furness and South Lakeland area of South Cumbria.

 

FLEETWOOD MARITIME HERITAGE

 

Covers many interesting nautical issues with lists of wreckages and tales of trade-links amongst its content. Also some nice pictures...

 

FURNESS GOLF CLUB

 

Situated on the Western tip of the Furness Peninsula, Furness Golf Club provides both an invigorating and difficult challenge to both professionals and amateurs alike.

 

FURNESS DIRECTORY

 

A site that changes daily and contains a comprehensive list of services and business's in the Furness and surrounding area. Whatever you are looking for, you will find headings for services, contact names, telephone and fax numbers and also individual websites of the service where available. 

FRIENDS REUNITED

 

Looking for old friends? Finding them is easy. You can search by school, college, university, workplace, regiment and even where you have lived. So whether you're looking for a school friend or an old neighbour, friends reunited should be able to help?

 

FURNESS RAILWAY TRUST

 

Official website of Furness Railway Number 20, Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam locomotive.

 

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IRELETH & ASKAM-IN-FURNESS HISTORY SITE

 

An excellently put together site devoted to the history of Ireleth and Askam-in-Furness, two villages on the Furness peninsula on Cumbria's west coast. 

 

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LINDAL & MARTON COMMUNITY WEB-SITE

 

A local community web-site serving both Lindal and Marton.

 

LANCASHIRE TOWNS

 

A website that covers the entire Historical County of Lancashire including Walney Island (Ancient name Sistuntii, meaning Country of Water) the boundary of which is still the official Lancashire County Boundary, more or less as it has been since 1100AD. (site down as off 24/07/04)?

 

LAKE DISTRICT PENINSULAS

 

Nature and heritage jostle for your attention in this special area of Cumbria. Bustling towns and picturesque villages nestle against a scenic backdrop of countryside and coast, stretching from the endless expanses of Morecambe Bay to lush, gentle, countryside inland.

 

LAKESIDE RAILWAY

 

The main supporting group of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Co. Ltd? Volunteers are found throughout the railway, working behind the scenes on track, signaling, carriage and locomotive repairs, also as booking clerks, buffet attendants, ticket inspectors and guards, right through to the engine footplate as cleaners, firemen and drivers.

 

LAKES GLIDING CLUB

 

The Lakes Gliding Club is a year round training and soaring site, it has a range of gliders available for club members and a well proven training programme. So whatever flying experience you have, you will be more than welcome to experience soaring flight in a glider at the friendliest gliding club in the UK.

 

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MORECAMBE BAY

 

This website gives information about Morecambe Bay's wildlife and shows how people are working together to ensure we continue to use the Bay in a sustainable way.

 

MET CHECK

 

Check out the local weather outlook. A great site for weather checks in any district...

 

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NETTING THE BAY

 

Visit Galleries with past and present images of fishing people, the boats they used and their equipment. Take a look at the marine life in and around Morecambe Bay and learn something about it's natural history and ecology. 
NATIONAL SERVICE MEMOIRS:

 

The site shares local man 'Alan Parkinson's army and military experiences whilst serving in the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment, as a national serviceman in the Cameroons and also contains the true story of his time training from Fulwood to Barnard Castle, to the Cameroons and back to Barnard Castle. 

 

NORTH WEST EVENING MAIL

 

Home of the local newspaper covering all current affairs and topics, with quite a large build up of backdated news stories beginning to accumulate...

 

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PARK HOMES

 

A family run business specializing in the running of Residential Home Parks backed by a full membership of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association Ltd. Park homes (sometimes known as mobile homes) provide an alternative lifestyle to city living, yet benefit from all local amenities and attractions.

 

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RAF MILLOM MUSEUM

 

Official web-site of the museum. It contains pictures of some exhibits and staff, visitor information, an index of local RAF personnel and quite a comprehensive links page. The site also contains archives of Royal New Zealand Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force who had local accidents in Cumbria.

 

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SUBMARINE HERITAGE CENTRE The Submarine Heritage Centre is a Charitable Trust that has been established to create a Centre that will celebrate the design, build and operation of Barrow-in-Furness built Submarines since 1886. It will serve both as an absorbing educational venue and a worthwhile visitor attraction for present and future generations.

 

SOUTH LAKES UK

 

The South lakes Web Site for Barrow and the Furness Peninsula. Hosted by Bill Clark.

 

SUBMARINERS ASSOCIATION (BARROW-IN-FURNESS)

 

 

 

SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH

 

On our this site you will find an assortment of things ranging from the details of service times, to editorials on the nature of life the universe and everything.

 

SAINT MARKS CHURCH

 

St. Mark's is part of the Church of England, in the Diocese of Carlisle and has a regular worshipping congregation of approximately 110 people.

 

SOUTH LAKES WILD ANIMAL PARK

 

A local zoo, which is constantly changing, in the years since it opened (1994), it has changed beyond recognition, from converted farmland with a basic animal collection to a world recognised centre for conservation, breeding and education.

 

SOUTH END CARAVAN PARK

 

A site opened in 1976 by the Mulgrew family who also own and run the adjoining farm. The site has been added to and improved ever since.

 

SECOND WORLD WAR EXPERIENCE CENTRE, The

 

A site with a mission of collecting, document, preserve, exhibit and encourage access to the surviving material evidence and associated information of the men and women who participated in the war in whatever capacity whether military, civilian or conscientious objector and therefore not really Walney related, but it does give an insight in to 'Warrent Officer Ernie Reynolds life and his time at Number 10 AGS (Air Gunnery School) Walney Island. 

 

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TWENTIETH CENTURY DEFENCE ARCHITECTURE IN CUMBRIA:

 

Within this site you will find a gazetteer of pill-boxes, air-raid shelters, Royal Observer Corps posts, and other defence infrastructure in Cumbria that is quietly mouldering away, the threat of invasion and warfare it was constructed to stand against long gone.

 

THROUGH MIGHTY SEAS

 

A website covers the maritime history of the merchant sailing ships of the North West of England and the Isle of Man, through the period from the late 1700's until the First World War. There are histories of more than 650 ships, indexed by region, and over 80 historic photographs.

 

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VISIT CUMBRIA

 

A guide to the many attractions and places of interest in Cumbria, The Lake District, England, including historic buildings, lakes, preserved railways, churches, the National Trust, and much more. There are about 700 pages, and 1400 pictures.

 

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WALNEY ISLAND.COM

 

A fun, informative and educational site about all things Walney Island.

 

WINGS OVER WALNEY

 

Home of the official Walney Air Show

 

WALNEY ISLE

 

Explore the pictures which take you on a visual virtual tour of the island's many attractions. More than 1,500 Walney Isle Images of local features and events are free to send as e-greetings cards or to save as widows wallpaper to brighten up your desktop. 

 

WATTSY'S PAGE

 

It is recorded that never before in England has an industrial town grown so quickly, from a village to a town. It is believed to be over a period of five years or so?
 
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