The Jubilee Bridge - the road to Walney

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    BBC Cumbria, 24th Sept 2014. "Before 1908 making the trip across to Walney Island - England's largest marine island - was not an easy business. Jubilee Bridge Jubilee Bridge But then before the growth of Barrow's shipyard, island hopping was not a particularly pressing matter. Walney's 5.01 square miles were sparsely occupied by a small farming and fishing community. This all changed at the turn of the century, a time when Barrow was the Chicago of the North, sucking-in impoverished farmhands from Britain and beyond, tempted in their thousands by the promise of work at the ironworks, shipyard or railway...."
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    Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/content/articles/2006/09/01/bridges_jubilee_bridge_feature.shtml
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    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 1 year, 11 months ago
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