Monday, 18 May 2015

Buried treasure and an enchanted princess found in Barrow Archive

barrow library map drawing

The unique and irreplaceable documents in Barrow Archives and Local Studies Centre include some most unusual items, such as this drawing of the imaginary castle of Sir Thomas Skeltonne, complete with buried treasure, ogre, ghosts, dragon and enchanted princess. It was found by the archivist among the plans of Barrow Borough  Council Surveyors’ Department that are deposited there. Perhaps a clerk with time on his hands one day drew it for his child and hastily hid it when the boss walked in!
Why not pay the Centre’s friendly and helpful staff a visit and see what you can discover? It is easily accessible through Barrow Library and you can check out their online catalogue and opening hours here

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