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Sunset Series: Defending the Docks

25 October, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to explore ‘Defending the Docks’, a military heritage community recording project centred on Barrow and Walney.

Join Claire Bradshaw, Archaeology & Heritage Officer for Morecambe Bay Partnership, to explore the Bay’s nationally important military defence landscape and its World War history.

Barrow in Furness has long been associated with shipbuilding, maritime industry, and innovations in military defence engineering. To protect the shipbuilding capabilities of the town, Walney Island and the surrounding area has a landscape of significant military defences. Alongside those of the Channel Islands, Walney has one of the most complete collections of historic coastal military defences in Britain.

‘Defending the Docks’ is a new community and schools project working to gather evidence and record the military defence of the area leading to a new immersive Virtual Reality (VR) model of the wartime landscape.

Learn about Morecambe Bay’s World War history and discover more about Barrow’s military installations, their extent and how they worked together to operate as a network of defence.

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