Advice for young women

A single woman under the age of twenty had the chance to listen to advice from women of all ages up to …

Walney Island Childhood

All my relatives lived on the island: grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins. Three of my cousins and my sister still live on …

That’s a lot of moves!

I left school at 14. I worked at Passeys, a piano and music shop. It’s gone now. I came out of there …

Second time lucky

He was my first love, yeah. And I’ve never stopped being sorry about it! He was quiet. He was that quiet that …

girl in TA uniform 1948

Then and Now

It was 1940, I was 9 and a half, the start of the war really. To be quite honest it was right …

Married in the 1940s

I was 16. It was pouring down with rain on Walney and I was going to my girlfriend’s house a bit later, but …