Friday, January 30, 2009

21Sep1864, To Furness Abbey

HOLKER, September 21st, 1864.
—We all went to Furness Abbey, which carried me back to my delightful Lake tour with Papa and Uncle Stephen in '62, when I little thought under what circumstances I should see it again ! Thence, after a sumptuous luncheon, to lionize the iron and steel works (the latter F. is concerned with), the new dock, etc., of Barrow, which owing to the iron, has increased in population from 200 to [FN: Figure not inserted.] in about 10 years ; and is a spic-and-span, bustling place looking embodied Go Ahead.

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