The Stories Archives

All the stories about Barrow memories, and tales of being in love, will be added to this section of the Love Project …

Love Stories from the 1940s

What was it really like to go courting in the 1940s? How did the restrictions of rationing influence choices of dates and …

When Harry met Sally

We all know about Harry and Sally from the movies, but what love stories began on the streets of Barrow? How many …

Blossom Love Heart

May’s First Love

First love in the month of May when the blossoms come out, the days become warmer, and the nights draw out? Not …

Barrow Park Cenotaph

Strolling in the Park

Barrow’s park has changed a lot over the decades. From playing as kids in the park to strolling with friends or picnicking …

Dalton Road in the 1960s

Swinging Sixties

With the rise of Rock ‘n’ Roll, swinging skirts, brylceemed hair, Twisting and Shouting, Barrow’s dance halls would have witnessed many romances …

Meeting your other half

First love doesn’t always happen when you’re a teenager. Love can strike at any age – or it can grow and grow …

Love in the Blitz

In 1940 and 1941, Barrow was the target of terrible bombing. Could it be that some love stories began in the midst …

Walney Pool, Barrow 1965

Rare Hot Summer Days

Barrow isn’t known for its balmy weather but when the sun shone in the 60s, Walney baths drew the crowds. A great …

Spoken stories

Listening to a story really brings it to life. During our sessions in the Red Tent we’ll be recording women telling their …