A PROLIFIC author and local historian has released a book examining Barrow’s people and places.

Gill Jepson looks at the history on the town in her new book A-Z of Barrow in Furness.

The books features a number of the area’s best known places as well as its most famous faces.

Amberley Publishing said of the book: “In this book, Gill Jepson provides a fascinating insight into Barrow’s places, events and its famous sons and daughters.

“Among them are footballer Emlyn Hughes, rugby player Willie Horne, Isle of Man TT racer Eddie Crooks, portrait artist George Romney, and the chef and ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers.

“Discover the stories behind buildings including the magnificent Victorian Town Hall, the terraced houses and tenements, and gems of medieval architecture such as Furness Abbey, Piel Castle and Dalton Castle.

“The author presents an eclectic and exciting guide to the town, which has the opportunity to surprise and engage on many levels.”

The book features 100 illustrations and is available to buy in paperback for £14.99 as well as in ebook formats.