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of the 800th Anniversary of the FOUNDATION OF FURNESS ABBEY
Relayed from Abbey Park, Barrow-in-Furness
Service conducted by The Rt. Rev. THE Bishop OF CARLISLE
Address by The Rt. Rev. THE Bishop OF DURHAM
S.B. from Leeds
(For full Programme see Leeds-Bradford.)
JUST outside the industrial town of Barrow-in-Furness, with its great shipyards and docks, stand the picturesque, rose-pink ruins of one of the finest abbeys ever built by the old monks. Eight hundred years ago the Abbey was founded, and it grew to be cne of the richest in England, and the largest Cistercian foundation in the kingdom. Its Abbot was the lord of Furness with almost absolute power, and its revenues were immense. But the Dissolution left the Abbey abandoned, its estates and revenues confiscated and its monks dispersed, and for nearly three centuries time and weather have worked their will on a triumph of architecture that we would give a great deal to have today.


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