One of the tasks performed by the committee at the Executive Committee meeting is to record all the contemporary history that has occurred in the town since the last meeting. This is an important historic record for the town, and is shared here for the wider audience. Please feel free to email the Society with any sensible additions you think may have been missed.
Late June 2015 Meeting
Drop kerbs have been removed from
Several old buildings have been demolished on the old Hopper Cycle Works site.
Madge Dickenson, believed to be Barton’s oldest resident, has celebrated her 105th birthday in Beech House.
36 Holydyke is undergoing renovation work, as is 36 Fleetgate.
Early June 2015 Meeting
The Gallery has opened at
The NatWest bank is to close on 20th August but it is hoped to have a mobile banking service visiting twice per week.
Drop kerbs have been installed on
The timetable for the 350 Fast Cat Bus service has now been altered and unfortunately now leaves prior to the arrival of the trains. This situation is clearly unsatisfactory and it is hoped that some compromise can be reached.
Work has been completed on the area East of the Co-op.
A book on Ted Lewis has been published by Monty Martin.
Work on St. Peter’s Court has now been completed.
The restaurant at the Old Tileyard has now reopened.
April 2015 Meeting
Improvement works are being carried out to the area East of the Co-op. A new tree has been planted into a large “structured” tree pit constructed of strata cells which are designed to be load bearing but at the same time contain topsoil allowing the tree to spread its roots in a safe manner without causing any root upheaval. It is understood that the scheme being carried out is not that which was proposed by the Society, but should significantly enhance the area.
Handrails have belatedly been positioned alongside the steps up to the LIDL store.
A new Garden Centre has been opened at the Deepdale Country Store.
The potter is still working at the Tileyard Visitor Centre.
February 2015 Meeting
New signage has been installed at the Co-op.
The Red Cross clothes shop has opened in the Market Place.
January 2015 Meeting
The Co-op has re-opened after refurbishment.
Lidl is currently closed for several weeks for extensive renovation works.
Work is progressing quickly on the new housing on the Blue Bell site.
Work is progressing on the conversion works on St. Peter’s Court.
Rex Russell, founder member, former chairman and president of the Society, died on 15th December.
Shape Changers has opened on
Rodney Clapson’s book on the shipyard has been published.
Ron Hill has published a book entitled “ A Grammar School Boy “.
The bus stop on the West side of Fleetgate is now signposted.
December 2014 Meeting
Refurbishment works are being carried out at both the Co-op and Lidl stores.
Southern section of
The Christmas Festival was held on Saturday 29th November.
Resurfacing work has been carried out on several roads in the
The Dry cleaning shop on
The Wheatsheaf has re-opened after kitchen refurbishment.
The Humber Bank footpath West of the Haven has been resurfaced.
The Balfour Beatty office on
The 5th December marks the first anniversary of the
tidal surge which caused extensive flood damage along the
November 2014 Meeting
The Old Bell Watson shop in the Market Place is being
converted into a clothing shop for the Red Cross, who will continue to sell
furniture etc. from their existing shop on
Second Choice has opened for the sale of antiques and second hand goods in Dennis Boyall’s former shop on High Street.
Building work has commenced on the Blue Bell Car Park.
Refurbishment work has commenced at Lidl.
A garden wall believed to date from the 18th century has been demolished to the rear of the Co-op car park, and all the bricks have been thrown away.
An article has been published in the Yorkshire Post magazine on O.H. Boyd, with particular emphasis on his recent work on the new state coach.
Nancy Birtwhistle of
The former Salvation Army citadel on Queen’s Street has been bought by the Queen Street School Preservation Trust. It is hoped to name the First Floor Hall after Joseph Wright, the architect of the building, who was prominent in the design of Primitive Methodist Chapels in this region. Restoration and improvement works to the building are to be carried out in stages as funds permit.
The Salvation Army are renting the building back for the time being, but are hoping to build a new citadel on the old Carnival Inn site on Tofts Road.
October 2014 Meeting
It is now official that there is a bus-stop on the West side of Fleetgate opposite Fleetgate Hardware.
Clarice Day, our oldest member has died at the age of 105.
Philip Pape sculpture at
September 2014 Meeting
Sally-Anna’s has re-opened.
Colin Saywell has retired from
Molly’s Flowers has ceased trading in the Market Place and the premises are now occupied by the Foot Clinic which has relocated from High Street.
The Cricket Club are currently carrying out complete reconstruction and drainage work to the outfield.
Keigar Homes have carried out a site strip to the Southern end
of their site on
Keigar Homes have commenced building works on Mill View.
The Blue Bell has been sold with planning permission for residential development.
July 2014 Meeting
Sally-Anna’s has closed for refurbishment and the café section will not re-open, as the whole shop will now be required for storage of stock following the sale of the Queen Street citadel.
Bike Night was held on Wednesday 2nd July.
The Arts Festival has been held.
Bardney Hall is up for sale
June 2014 Meeting
Mrs. Clarice Day has celebrated her 105th birthday.
Days Outfitters has now changed hands and is known as Days and Jones Ltd., incorporating Angela Jones, seamstress.
The crown on the new state coach Britannia has been carved by O.H. Boyd.
North Lincs Council have been sowing poppy seeds at the cemetery in recognition of World War 1.
April/May 2014 Meeting
Reincarnation Safety Supplies has moved from High Street to
The naming ceremony took place on Saturday 26th April of the “John Longitude Harrison”
train at Barton Railway Station, by the mayor of North Lincolnshire Council, Peter Clark.
The Civic Amenity Site on
Remedial works are continuing to the clay bank along the
February/March 2014 Meeting
Eagle House has been sold at auction for £ 62,500.
The Place restaurant in the Market Place is under new
ownership and is now known as “
Liz Bennett is to be the recipient of the “Town Award”
Face to Face has opened on
The Gallery has opened on
January 2014 Meeting
Co-Co has ceased trading at
The recent tidal surge has caused extensive damage to the
inner side of the clay embankment between the Tile yard and
Reeds Hotel suffered extensive damage from the surge and has subsequently gone into liquidation.
It was felt that the flood defences along the Haven had performed very well, and JF reminded the committee that Jim Robertson had campaigned strongly in the past for these defences to be in place.
December 2013 Meeting
Work is progressing on the former Rafters building on High Street.
The highest tides since 1953 were recorded on Thursday 5th December, with severe flooding occurring at Barrow Haven and South Ferriby Sluice.
Articles on Barton have been published in both The Times and The Guardian in recent weeks.
The cracked parapet on the
A recent road accident on
Beercock, Wiles and Wick have opened an Estate Agent’s Office in the former Knitting Box shop on High Street,
A Branch Line Special train excursion visited Barton station on 26th October.
The Barton office of VANL is to close.
The final Farmers’ Market is to be held on Saturday December 14th, but there are plans to hold “one-off” events on two occasions during 2014.
Tree pruning work has been carried out at the Anglian Water
A new Hair Salon has opened at
November 2013 Meeting
Eagle House was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Wednesday November 6th. The entire roof has been destroyed but the walls all remain standing. The future of the building is uncertain.
The White Swan has reopened on 7th November.
Amy’s Barbers has now opened at
Milla’s Dress Shop has opened at
Building Work is progressing well on the small housing
Clearance work has commenced on the former Welch orchard site
Work is progressing well on the former Canty and
The Knitting Box shop has closed down.
St. Peter’s Court housing complex is now understood to be vacant and is awaiting redevelopment.
October 2013 Meeting
Barton Cricket Club have carried out a complete reconstruction of their square.
The Carnival Inn has been demolished.
Rachel Atkin has relocated from
A new Play area has been installed by Keigar Homes on their Dam Road Development, after some pressure from the Town Council to comply with the planning requirement.
The former card shop on High Street has been sold.
The Registrar’s Office will cease to operate from Baysgarth House as from 1st October.
September 2013 Meeting
Wren Kitchens have now taken over the former Kimberly-Clark
Some repair work is being carried out on the former Bell Watson Office.
Work is underway on the conversion of the former Canty and
Recent closures include Johnsons Cleaners, the Card Shop on High Street and the Training Provider in the Market Place.
The Coultas family have opened a new Plumbing and Heating Showroom on Fleetgate.
The Carnival Inn building is to be demolished by the new owners, the Salvation Army.
Ivor Akester has died, aged 76.
July 2013 Meeting
Papillon and Crazy Card Card Crafts, both on High Street, have closed down.
Building work has commenced on the former Car sales premises
Hewson’s Mill is to be put up for sale by auction. It is understood that Jon Sass has contacted the NLC Conservation Officer with concerns about the future of the building.
It is understood that around £ 1150.00 was raised for Lindsey
Lodge Hospice at the
The annual Bike Night was held on Wednesday 3rd July, with probably a record attendance.
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon was held on Sunday 30th June.
June 2013 Meeting
The Lions annual beer festival was held on 30th May/ 1st June.
The Tattoo shop on High Street has closed.
A new tattoo shop has opened above Sylini’s on Priestgate.
The site on the corner of
Extensive refurbishment works are being carried out at the White Swan and the owner has been in to 51 Fleetgate to make contact.
May 2013 Meeting
There is still some water in the Beck after 3 consecutive dry months.
April 2013 Meeting
The Kimberly Clark Factory has ceased production.
A second hand shop has opened at
The Money Box on
Tim Hollis has retired as Chief Constable of Humberside Police.
March 2013 Meeting
Applegate House on Holydyke was officially opened on 13th February.
Teasdales Bakery has opened on
South Cliff Farm has been bought by Gordon Harrison who is intending to run this as a working farm to support his enterprise at the Tileyard Heritage Centre.
The Tattoo shop on
The annual Town Award was given to Margaret Sidell for her establishment of the Food Bank.
The Money Box has opened on
February 2013 Meeting
The Salvation Army are now the owners of the former Carnival Inn site but have decided that the present building cannot be adapted for their purposes. It is therefore proposed to demolish the existing building and to erect a new building in its place. It is also proposed to sell off a small portion of the land for housing to assist with financing of the venture.
Radley Coaches have bought the “Applebys” name from the administrator and hope to operate a new coach in Applebys livery to be based in Barton.
The new Barton Directory has been published.
Kimberley Clark is to close down at the end of March. Their management has announced that it is hoped to find another company to take over the premises, but if this cannot be achieved the factory will be demolished.
It is understood that Birse ( now part of Balfour Beatty ) is to cease operations in Barton in the near future.
January 2013 Meeting
The Beck has overflowed into Soutergate.
A novelty card shop has opened on High Street.
A “Pop-up” Shop is to open in the former DDM premises on
Work is progressing on 33 Fleetgate.
The Singing Kettle Café is now open.
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