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>a historic day

   grass track

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   results  (1946)

The date: September 3rd, 1939. 
The day World WarII was declared.

Barrow-Newby Bridge-Barrow - The start, 1939
Pictured from left to right are...
J.O'Donnell,  J.B.Winder,  J.Gerris,  L.Nelson,  J.Campbell,   A.Myers,  R.Lee

Pictured above are some of the members of the Dalton Cycling Club before the start of the Barrow-Newby Bridge-Barrow time-trial. This race ran from the Roose Conservative Club in Barrow-in-Furness, Flass Lane, Rating Lane, out along Abbey Road to Millbrow, Dalton, Ulverston (Station Corner), Queen Street, King Street, Fountain Street, Hart Street, Sunderland Terrace, Arrad Foot, Greenodd, Haverthwaite Cross Roads, Backbarrow Village, Blue Mills, turn at Windermere Road End (Newby Bridge) and retraced the route. A total distance of 35 miles over what would today be called a sporting course.


Les Nelson starting the time-trial

Les Nelson at the start of that Barrow - Newby Bridge - Barrow time-trial at Roose in 1939.

Order of finishing was...
1)  J.O'Donnell.
2)  L.Nelson
3)  R.Lee
Handicap: J.Campbell

A view of a section of the Barrow - Newby Bridge - Barrow time-trial route at Backbarrow taken in the 1940's.

Remember - this was the main road then!  The Dolly Blue Works seen here are now transformed into the Whitewater Hotel.