Introduction Harrison and the Longitude Problem What we learnt about Barrow in Harrison’s time What we learnt about the Humber Putting ourselves in their shoes People, places and things Further information Harrison! the play script Questions for Andrew King Better Barrow home page

The Longitude Project

In recognition of the 300th anniversary of the Act of Longitude, the ‘Longitude Project’ was designed by Better Barrow Community Project in 2014 with three aims:

The information the children gathered came not just from books but from people, places and objects. They listened to and questioned experts, local people and relatives; they handled cogs and levers; they reported what they had seen.

H1 drawing
Drawing of H1, Harrison’s first
sea clock, by Y6 pupils

All of these experiences enabled:

In all this the children were guided by Frances Kelly, an experienced Arts Worker from Hull who worked with class teachers Anna Crosby and Jane Portess. The Project was managed by Trevor Millum, Chair of the Better Barrow Community Project and supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.