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Walney Island is a narrow (1 mile) elongated island (11 miles) to the west of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria with population of around 11,000 people. It is linked to the mainland by a bridge. As Barrow-in-Furness grew as a major industrial centre in the 19th century with shipbuilding and steel-making being important industries, Walney inevitably became a settlement. Of major interest is the planned town of Vickerstown (1898) built by the firm Vickers, with later expansion prior the Second World War.
Post war, there was considerable development in the centre of the island where the bulk of the population now live.
Walney is also famous for its gull colony in the south of the Island where pioneering research was carried out into the herring gull.

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Keywords:architecture, barrow-in-furness, boats, churches, cumbria, farming, farms, houses, lancashire, north scales, town planning, vickerstown, victorians, walney island

HRS 4700 Vickerstown west shore 2012

HRS 4700 Vickerstown west shore 2012

HRS 4672 Barrow-in-Furness, BAE systems Yard 2012

HRS 4672 Barrow-in-Furness, BAE systems Yard 2012

HRS 4671 Walney Jubilee Bridge 21 Aug 2012

HRS 4671 Walney Jubilee Bridge 21 Aug 2012

HRS 4673 Walney, Ferry Hotel 2012

HRS 4673 Walney, Ferry Hotel 2012

HRS 4674 Furness College from Walney 2012

HRS 4674 Furness College from Walney 2012

HRS 4675 Jet-ski Walney Channel 2012

HRS 4675 Jet-ski Walney Channel 2012

HRS 4676 Walney,Houses east facing

HRS 4676 Walney,Houses east facing

HRS 4677 Walney, Former church Vickerstown 2012

HRS 4677 Walney, Former church Vickerstown 2012

HRS 4678 Vickerstown Houses 2012

HRS 4678 Vickerstown Houses 2012

HRS 4680 Vickerstown houses 2012

HRS 4680 Vickerstown houses 2012

HRS 4679 Vickerstown shops 2012

HRS 4679 Vickerstown shops 2012

HRS 4681 Vickerstown back street 2012

HRS 4681 Vickerstown back street 2012

HRS 4682 Vickerstown, Methuen Street 2012

HRS 4682 Vickerstown, Methuen Street 2012

HRS 4683 Vickerstown church 2012

HRS 4683 Vickerstown church 2012

HRS 4684 Vickerstown steps 2012

HRS 4684 Vickerstown steps 2012

HRS 4685 Vickerstown Park glacial erratic 20120

HRS 4685 Vickerstown Park glacial erratic 20120

HRS 4686 Vickerstown Park Glacial erratic plaque 2012

HRS 4686 Vickerstown Park Glacial erratic plaque 2012

HRS 4687 Walney, North Scale boats 2012

HRS 4687 Walney, North Scale boats 2012

HRS 4688 Walney, North Scale, house 2012

HRS 4688 Walney, North Scale, house 2012

HRS 4689 Walney, North Scale road 2012

HRS 4689 Walney, North Scale road 2012