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The Banks: A Hidden Gem

On the little road that joins Breadcroft Lane and Babington Road lies The Banks and within this road you can fi nd three diverse businesses.

At number 32 is Vicki McGuirk’s Beauty and Holistic Studio. Vicki is a born and bred Barrow girl and opened her studio 10 years ago. She offers a wide range of services, specialising, amongst other things, in eyelash extensions, micro-blading and express lashes. Vicki also offers a full- body hydrotherm massage which is very good for pregnant women as it is calming, relaxing and comfortable. Among other treatments are waxing for both women and MEN! She has a sports physio visit the studio once a month as well as a Botox practitioner. So impressed was I, that I booked an appointment there and then for a bit of pampering. Tel: 01509 621664

And talking of pampering, our next visit was to number 41 where I met Vicki Wallin; well known to our readers as her Wash & Wags pampers Barrow’s dogs. Vicki has been a dog-groomer for 30 years and the dogs are well looked after in a calm atmosphere, as I witnessed while I was there chatting. You can follow the adventure on their Facebook page Wash & Wags Leicester or Tel: 01509 416971 or 07765835034.

To conclude my visit to this tranquil part of Barrow, on the corner of The Banks and Babington Road at number 87 I found the pet- shop Feather ‘n’ Fur. Graeme and Ann are always on hand to give advice on pets and they have a wide range of products from bedding to feeds for all your pets: cats, dogs or hamsters. Believe it or not, humans can get some essentials there as well as they stock milk, eggs and even soft drinks for the thirsty. Graeme also informed us that he is a silversmith and these products are also available; handy if you’re looking for a present for yourself or your pet. It’s well worth a visit as many already know. Tel: 01509 415594 closed Sunday/Monday also follow on their Facebook page Feather ‘n’ Fur Pet Supplies.

Sue Ellingworth