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Barton Heritage Open Days – Made in Barton
September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSee below
Two conspicuous buildings are the starting point for this look back at products manufactured in Barton which were a household name and sold around the globe. The quarter-of-a-mile long brick building which is now The Ropewalk was once part of Halls rope factory. Liz Bennet tells the fascinating story of the building, its close ties with Hull and its link with the first ascent of Everest. Our focus then shifts to the former office building of cycle manufacturer Hoppers which began production in Barton in 1890 and went on to become one of the main cycle producers in the country. Nigel Land outlines the intriguing history of Elswick-Hopper and the surviving evidence around the town of its operations in Barton upon Humber.
Talks take place at the Wilderspin & National School Museum in the Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street [DN18 5QP]. There is car parking and facilities for disabled visitors. For up-to-date information visit:
Admission for Civic Society members is free.
Non-members £4 unless shown otherwise