Earn and Learn

July 2014 034First Structure Ltd is running a railway training course for 17 and 18 year olds at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. You will earn £320 per month for 3 days attendance per week. You will achieve an NVQ in railway engineering, PTS and Track Induction.

Interested? Call Tony Scott on 07718609818 or send your CV to tony.scott@firststructure.co.uk

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WW1 Centenary

Poster Scan 3Britain declared war on Germany on 4th August 1914. Within days, the men of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood had volunteered. These men were mainly iron workers, coal miners and railwaymen.

56 local men who died in the Great War are named on the plaque at Barrow Hill. A further 20 casualties,  who were either born or lived in the area, have been identified. Their names are also inscribed on the Parish Memorial at Staveley alongside over 160 others. 100’s more served, many of them to return wounded in body or mind.

On the eve of the centenary, with the kind permission of the clergy, F.O.S.T.A. have arranged for St Andrew’s Church at Barrow Hill to be open on Sunday 3rd August from 2pm to 4pm for people to call in and light a candle in remembrance of their sacrifice….and that of those who have served in any conflict since. Candles will be provided free of charge and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.