Thursday, 31 January 2013

BERNARD DEVLIN, BARROW IN FURNESS, 1960, PART 1

well to me as I write this Blogg, this film takes me back to my young youthful day, as I look and watch this film,  at the beginning  as they get off the train at Barrow central station, I hear the producers of the film describing my town as a dirty industrial town , not very nice to hear, when we look back to  our once thriving industrial town that made steel, and ships for all over the world,

we were world renowned,  and although, continuous casting was invented in my little town of Barrow in our steelworks, we brought the Japanese into our steel foundry and taught them Continous Casting, thus' our steelworks closed and we are now importing steel from Japan,

well enough of me and my   complaining  I hope you enjoy my BLOGGS' and form your own opinions of the 2 part film, thank you for watching,
kind regards
B,J,DEVLIN

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

BERNARD DEVLIN, BARROW AT WAR,

BARROW AT WAR,

BARROW HAD ITS FAIR SHARE OF BOMBING DUREING THE WAR, BEING A SHIPBUILDING TOWN AND LARGE PRODUCERS OF IRON AND STEEL, THE WORST EFFECTED AREAS WERE HINDPOOL, NEWLAND STREET, WAS DESTROYED FAMILIES WERE WIPED OUT, ALSO SALTHOUSE AREA OF THE TOWN, WERE A YOUNG CHILD WAS THE FIRST FATALITY OF THE BOMBING,

I DID THIS LITTLE FILM IN TRIBUTE TO THE BARROW PEOPLE AND HOW THEY STOOD TOGETHER THROUGH HARD TIMES, AND WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THEM ALL

WE OWE YOU SO MUCH

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A SLOW DRIVE WALNEY CHANNEL, TO NORTH SCALE

This film i did was my memories, of the past skyline, of our industrial revolution, as i remember it as a child, gone are the large chimneys that once adourned the skyline, looking over towards the old slagbank, our steel foundries, that was once famous all over the world,
for its steel, and shipbuilding, are just a bygone memory of our minds, i feel with great sadness in my heart, that our council, did not and should of left a monument in place, at these industrial sites , for our future generations, to look back on how Barrow in Furness was built and its beginnings ( just bittersweet memories )

kind regards
B,J,DEVLIN