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Barton-upon-Humber - An Introduction
12. Apr 2006 at 14:10
 
Barton-upon-Humber or Barton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the River Humber, and at the end of the Humber Bridge. Formerly an important centre for the manufacture of bicycles. Hopper's Cycles being established in the town in 1880.
 
The town is the northern terminus at Barton station of a branch line (Barton - Cleethorpes), opened in 1849, from Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Services are provided by Northern Rail. The town is known for its Saxon church tower at St Peter.
 
Barton upon Humber is the residence of Ken H. Harrison who draws Desperate Dan. The Baysgarth Leisure Centre is at Baysgarth Park. The Baysgarth School is a comprehensive school for ages 11-18 on Barrow Road.
 
It is on the south bank of the Humber estuary and is at the southern end of the Humber Bridge. The Viking Way starts near the bridge.
 
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