Walney Island Web '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 me your details. Of course your site / recommendation must not be for personal gain / profit and must be either 'Walney Island' or be of a local or otherwise educational interest to any person visiting this site. 

My 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 www.walney-island.com 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

 

A 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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BARROW EVENING MAIL The Barrow Evening Mail welcomes you to their collection of complete nonsense. hoping that you take a look around and read a few articles. They are in no way connected to the North West Evening Mail and do not try to emulate their succinct and detailed reporting style... They rely more on the seat of our pants than good reporting.

 

BARROW-IN-FURNESS.INFO

 

A site designed to link all local sites in the area of the sites title. Well worth a look if you're interested in any of the Furness area. Trade or submit your links for free with this Barrow website.

 

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 AFC

 

An independent web-site devoted to all things related to Barrow AFC, which also includes such things as a memory page, fans forum and photo gallery.

 

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 & FURNESS PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION

 

A 'non party political' association formed as a result of a meeting held in Barrow in 1997 when over 100 Pensioners and supporters met representatives from the North West Pensioner Rights’ Campaign.

 

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.

 

BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS

 

Broughton-in-Furness is located on the Furness Peninsula the “Undiscovered Lakeland” and dates from the 11th Century. Situated in the Lake District National Park, it has within its borders the River Duddon so immortalised by Wordsworth.
 
BARROW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

 

A 'local' club that has been formed to advance the knowledge of all aspects of digital photography for all of it’s members whatever background and experience in photography they have.

 

BARROW CIVIC AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

A site headed by well known teacher, local historian and author Alice Leach

 

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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.

 

CLIMBING HIGH

 

Provides a safe, challenging introduction to the sport of Rock Climbing for all ages and abilities. By bringing the "mountain" to you in the form of a 7.2 meter high mobile tower. With four graded routes and an automated belay system, the wall makes a safe, cost effective teaching platform for those wishing to try one of Europe's fastest growing sports.

 

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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. 

 

ECUMENICAL PARTNERSHIP - Walney Churches

 

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.

 

ENGLISH NATURE

 

A site about all that is nature...

 

EDUCATIONALISTS.co.uk

 

 

Your online resource for education specialists, resources and support - including consultants, organisations, charities, companies, universities, colleges and schools, researchers, analysts and experts! In addition, articles, case studies, reports, features, conferences, seminars....... to support school based, further, higher and lifelong learning across the United Kingdom.
 
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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 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

 

Contains a summary of the Society's organisation and services, a basic introduction to family history research in general (for those who are new to the pastime) and a brief review of resources available for family history research in the Furness district. 

 

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.

 

FURNESS ENTERPRISE

 

Established in 199, 1Furness Enterprise are Southwest Cumbria's main business support agency whose objectives are to help the people and businesses of Furness create wealth, and to help create a more diverse economic base for the Furness area.

FURNESS COMMUNITY NETWORK

 

Furness Community Network is the voice of the community and voluntary sector. It is an initiative that aims to help local groups, their individual members and residents of the Borough of Barrow have their say on the future of their neighbourhoods how services are delivered...

 

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GLEASTON VILLAGE

 

See also Gleaston Watermill.

 

THE GOOD BEACH GUIDE

 

Each year millions of people enjoy the beauty of Britain’s beaches. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide will help you to plan your trip to the seaside with information on clean seas and (where available) lifeguard cover, facilities, activities, parking and transport.

 

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HOMECYCLE

 

A site about your home, past, present, and future. "The social networking site with a property twist"

 

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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.

 

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.

 

LAKELAND MOTOR MUSEUM

 

Over 30,000 motoring related exhibits including many reminiscent rarities, tastefully presented in a rather quaint former Shire Horse Stables and courtyard setting. A curious and educational atmosphere generating intrigue and nostalgia.

 

LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM

 

Everything you want to know about Laurel & Hardy is in the museum. The late Bill Cubin, founder of the museum, devoted his life to these famous comedians and collected an amazing variety of memorabilia, believed to be the largest in the world, including letters, photographs, personal items and furniture.

 

LAKES GLIDING CLUB

 

Based on the North End of Walney Island the Lakes Gliding Club caters for all flyers. The airfield is a former wartime RAF station and has been the Lakes' base for 43 years. It is a good year round training site for gliding. The site is owned by BAE SYSTEMS who operate 2 Beechcraft King-airs there during the week. Other than a few private light aircraft the club has the airfield to themselves most if not all weekends.

 

LOW IN THE LAKES

 

This is the first and presently only site to be dedicated to military low flying in the area known as LFA17 (of which there are 20 nationwide) and that has been both produced and maintained by a keen aviation enthusiast.

 

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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.

 

MARITIME BRITAIN

 

An online guide to maritime heritage facilities and organisations in the UK. 315 museums detailed , ships, shore side attractions and maritime bodies in their museum & attractions directory and maritime organisations pages as well as providing a handy links page and an interesting almanac of notable historical events in their notable maritime anniversaries pages.

MALCOLM'S GALLERY

 

Malcolm's site seems to have been born out of an individuals talent for spotting a good picture. A member of a local photography group, he has created this site to share his images. A good site displaying many Walney images and well worth a visit, I think that you will agree.

 

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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...

 

NATIONAL GRID FOR LEARNING

 

The gateway to educational resources on the internet. The NGfL provides a network of selected links to websites that offer high quality content and information. Whether you are learning, supporting, teaching or managing, there are resources on the NGfL for you.

 

NORTH WEST KITE SURFING

 

Bringing the fastest growing extreme sport to Cumbria and Lancashire. Situated in Barrow-in-Furness and having access to many beautiful and uncrowded beaches allowing for teaching in all wind directions.

 

NORTH WALNEY NATURE RESERVE This site has no association with Natural England but has been put together by people who love the North Walney Nature Reserve and spend time working to improve the basic habitat of the area by providing nesting facilities and food to encourage the great variety of bird species to flourish and by monitoring the wild flower and amphibian populations. The purpose of the site is to inform and hopefully educate those interested in wildlife on their doorstep with a library of photographs and a regularly updated blog of frequent sightings.
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OLD BARROVIAN'S ASSOCIATION

 

The OBA has existed since 1904 and has been an enjoyable, friendly forum for the ex-members of the Barrow Grammar School for Boys to meet and entertain themselves with good company and and pleasant discussion over the past, present and future times.

 

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PIEL ISLAND

 

Piel Island is an island off the south end of Walney Island.  It is owned by the people of Barrow and is managed by the 'King of Piel' a title given to the Landlord of the Ship Inn public house the islands only pub. 

 

PRINCES SELANDIA (THE)

 

One of South Cumbria’s newest tourist attraction, which can be found moored along side Morrisons in Barrow-in-Furness's Buccleuch Dock within a new, developing marina.

 

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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.

 

RADIO LONSDALE Radio Lonsdale are a charitable organisation that have been broadcasting to patients of local hospitals for over 35-years. They have volunteers who all contribute to the success of the station, whether it is presenting, request collecting, fund-raising or ward visiting.

 

ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECION OF BIRDS Radio Lonsdale are a charitable organisation that have been broadcasting to patients of local hospitals for over 35-years. They have volunteers who all contribute to the success of the station, whether it is presenting, request collecting, fund-raising or ward visiting.

 

   
ROTARY CLUB OF BARROW-IN-FURNESS Meetings at 12.45 p.m. each Tuesday at the Lisdoonie Hotel Abbey Road Barrow Tel.01229 827312

 

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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. The park caters for privately owned static caravans all with full services, also tourers and motor homes with electric to all bases.

 

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. 

 

SIR JOHN BARROW MONUMENT

 

A site designed by the "Friends" of the Sir John Barrow Monument with the aim of raising general understanding of both the Monument and Sir John Barrow. 

 

SOUTH CUMBRIA COASTGUARD

 

A site that is run and maintained by the two southern most stations within Cumbria Sector.

 

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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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ULVERSTON ONLINE

 

Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and can boast many other firsts including a senior world champion Town Crier and the world's shortest, widest and deepest canal. The town is credited with inventing pole vaulting as a sport in 1879 at the Flan sports event in Ulverston. It is also the birthplace of Sir John Barrow, whose monument stands proudly on Hoad Hill overlooking the town.

 

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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 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 have been over a period of five years. or so?
 
WEST LAKES RENAISSANCE

 

West Lakes Renaissance is the Urban Regeneration Company for Furness and West Cumbria, which is attempting to turn around the economy of the region that stretches from Morecambe Bay to the Solway Firth. An area that was and still is suffering from industrial decline, resulting in out-migration (particularly of our young people), unemployment and a worn out infrastructure.

 

WEST SHORE PARK

 

Cumbria's Premier Residential Park is located on one of the most picturesque beaches on the Cumbrian coast, which also has a background of spectacular hills and only a mere half an hour from the English Lake District. Connected to the mainland by a road bridge Walney Island boasts a protected nature reserve and a bird sanctuary.

 

WORKINGTON TRANSPORT HERITAGE TRUST

 

Our mission is to develop in Workington a bus and rail based Visitors Centre and to assist in the preservation of Workington's rich transport heritage. In combination with the restoration of road and rail vehicles that have local connections, the Trust is dedicated to the preservation of all manner of records, artefacts, images, documents, memorabilia, and memories

 

WINGS OVER WALNEY

 

The official web site of the now very successful Walney Air Show. This site doesn't only inform the visitor to the most recent news of the present show in the planning, but also gives a good few historical details.

 

WALNEY AIRFIELD

 

A site totally dedicated to Walney's only Airfield, full of the stats needed for any detailed project.

 

WORLD TRAVEL BLOG

 

Here you'll be able to keep track of all my visits to the world's more unusual destinations and find out some great travel tips, read interesting travel articles and pick up essential travel advice.

 

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