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Civic and Local History Society

Website content by Alice Leach

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Civic and Local History Society

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Contact Us


Enquiries about visiting the Abbey and further information should be made to English Heritage (see ‘LINKS’ page)

Vanessa Allen (Chairperson/Secretary)

2 Redmayne Avenue

Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria

LA 14 4JU

Telephone 01229 835256


Irene Cutcliffe (Treasurer/Vice Chairperson)

Telephone 01229 834396

Denise Dawson (Treasurer/Vice Chairperson)

Telephone 01229 834427