Barrow Tall Ships Festival 24

by Something Leisure Community in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Barrow Tall Ships Festival 24

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Please support us, The Barrow Tall Ship Festival 24 will, celebrate heritage, spotlight development through education and fun for the family

by Something Leisure Community in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The Barrow Tall Ships Festival

The Barrow Tall Ships Festival is a highly anticipated maritime event that takes place in Barrow-in-Furness, bringing together maritime enthusiasts, art enthusiasts, and families from across the region for an unforgettable experience. The festival as featured iconic ships such as the Pelican of London, La Malounie and other vessels and boats, Hearts of Oak, Bay Towage & Salvage Co Ltd, The Piel Ferry, Some of the bigger ships allowing the public to climb aboard and explore. The event typically lasts for two days and includes a variety of activities, hot food and attractions along the quayside and beyond. We world like to mention the 2023 event attracted enthusiasts and families alike attend the festival, with nearly 20,000 attendees making it a massive success.

Barrow-in-Furness Proud!

Shipbuilding began in Barrow-in-Furness in the mid-19th century with the construction of the "Jane Roper," a 93-ton schooner. And the first steamship"Duke of Devonshire," a 3,000 ton liner, was launched in 1873...

The first submarines built in Barrow were the Holland-class submarines for the Royal Navy, which were launched in 1901, The most recent submarine to be launched from Barrow is HMS Anson, the fifth Astute Class nuclear-powered submarine.

For Us and for Future Generations 

It's important to celebrate naval and marine heritage because it tells the story of our town's history of building ships and boats. It also shows how important maritime industries are for our economy and helps us keep hold of our cultural traditions. Plus, it's a way to honour the brave sailors in our navy who keep our country safe and trading. By remembering and celebrating this heritage, we can appreciate the ways it has shaped our history and still affects our lives today.

Let's Celebrate!

Celebrating naval and marine heritage through a Tall Ships Festival can be a fantastic way to honour this legacy and we do this by including at the festivals;

Ship Exhibitions: Traditional maritime crafts to showcase the town's shipbuilding maritime significance.

Educational Workshops: Workshops for all ages to learn about maritime history, boat building, life at sea, and the cultural significance of seafaring traditions.

Tours & Talks: We partner with other charities and organisations locally who offer guided tours and talks We also connect with our local maritime museum to provide an in-depth look into the town's naval and marine history.

Maritime Performances: Feature sea shanty performances to engage the community and immerse them in the rich maritime culture.

Community Engagement: We encourage local community groups, and maritime organisations to participate in the festival with activities and projects that celebrate naval and marine heritage.

Maritime Food & Art: We create a Maritime-Themed Food & Art Zone with local vendors and community groups offering traditional and contemporary maritime cuisine, arts, and crafts.

Donation Appeal

Your support is invaluable in ensuring the continued success of the Barrow Tall Ships Festival. Donations will contribute to funding this year's 2024 festival and future events to honour the town's maritime heritage, engage the community, and create lasting memories.

For those willing to contribute, donations can be made directly to the festival fund. Your generous support will help commemorate our maritime history and ensure the festival's longevity for future generations to enjoy.

Let's come together and celebrate the rich naval and marine heritage of Barrow-in-Furness through the Barrow Tall Ships Festival!

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