Dave Myers and Peggy Braithwaite have been voted as the public's favourite Barrovians.

Following the vote, artist Hannah Fox, working alongside BarrowFull, will be creating an art installation to honour the lives of the two celebrated figures.

The artwork will feature in a series of red phone boxes next to the library on Abbey Road, and will be available to be viewed from June 5.

The Mail: Hannah Fox was chosen to lead the projectHannah Fox was chosen to lead the project (Image: BarrowFull)

Hannah said: "I am delighted and excited to have been chosen to celebrate two incredible Barrovians in these unusual Phone Box gallery spaces.

"The more research I do, the more amazing I see that these two people are.

"I especially want to highlight how proud the Barrow community is of these local treasures and try and capture, in a small way, their unique energy, character and outlook on life." 

The community created a longlist of people they would like to be celebrated and after creating a poll from the suggestions, the public then voted for Peggy and Dave.

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Peggy was Britain’s only female lighthouse keeper who lived at Walney Island Lighthouse, taking over as keeper from her father in 1975.

The Mail: Peggy pictured with her beloved lighthousePeggy pictured with her beloved lighthouse (Image: NQ)

Dave was born and brought up in Barrow before earning a fine art degree at Goldsmiths, University of London and a master's degree in art history.

He later earned fame as one half of TV cooking duo The Hairy Bikers, and he will also be celebrated during Barrow’s Dave Day on Saturday, June 8.

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Hannah was selected by a panel of BarrowFull’s Community Advisors who were impressed by her 'well-researched and creative' response to the brief which prioritised care, and the people who will be represented, in the installations.

The Mail: The phone boxes that will be used for the installationThe phone boxes that will be used for the installation (Image: BarrowFull)

The project has been funded by the Westmorland and Furness Council 'Micro to Mighty' grant and Arts Council England and commissioned by the people of Barrow.

The grant was open to locally based voluntary for projects designed to engage people in the heritage of Barrow.