|The old Public Hall, image courtesy of southlakes-uk.co.uk|
There were also several 'takeaway' restaurants on streets like Devon Street and Euryalus Street, allowing residents to take food away on their own plates.
Sadly the old Public Hall is no longer in existence having been demolished but the Strand British Restaurant is still visible today beneath the high level bridge to Barrow island on Hindpool Road. You can easily spot the old blue door once providing entrance to the restaurant. Look closely and you can still see the old print of the name to the top of the door. This is wonderful to see, the old typography is exquisite and it is fantastic that this still remains, even if a little faded.
Next time you are walking or driving under the bridge do take a look and think about all the people who used to enter through that little blue door to eat and survive!
Come back on the 27th September for another new Furness Hidden Heritage blog post which will tell a tale from the 12th Century!