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Barrow Bells - GALLERY 4 - Some old images relating to St James from 1920 to 1950

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Possibly photo of a tower outing taken outside Milthorpe

There is an account of a tower outing on Easter Monday 1914 to Heversham, Milnthorpe, Beetham and Burton (p112 of belfry records):

"The Ringers and Ladies walked through a delightful district to Milnthorpe"

A photograph of one of the vicars

Group photo from 1930's perhaps

Names on bottom of photo provided by Freda Standish (nea Limb) who is pictured as child on the right hand side.

Group photo from 1930's perhaps

Left hand side - Ann Limb in arms of father Fred C Limb.
Tall man on the far right hand side is J E Burles.
Children in middle are Freda Limb and Gwendoline Burles.
[location and other people unknown]

A child of one of the ringers

Possibly the child is Ann Limb

Group photo from 1930's perhaps

J E Burles back left, C J A Cushing back right

  Bellringers 1942_web

Bell Ringers
Back Row: R.K.Barnes, F.H.Crawley, J.Bracewell (visitor from Bacup), G.Slack, J.E.Burles, S.Usher, F.McIntee, LAC E.J.Walker RAF (from Dover)
Front Row: J.Williams, S.Hyder, C.Cushing, A.Heywood, F.C.Limb, S.Birtles, J.Machin, A.Stedman

Winston Churchill ordered the ringinging of Church Bells to celebrate a turning point in the war against the axis forces at El Alamein.
A full account of the ringing and ringers (both present and absent due to war service) is recorded on pages 189 and 190 of the tower log book.