But it was the way, wasn’t it?

Women of all ages have shared with us their experiences of having children. Many women gave birth in Risedale when it was …

Strictly come nursing

I was training as a nurse and left Barrow to go to a hospital in Preston, Mount Street. It was run by …

Vickers Fortnight Holiday

We used to have a fair every year at Vickers fortnight holiday at the park, where the leisure centre is now. There …

Two left feet

Oh, I wasn’t allowed to go down The Rink. Most of our parents didn’t want us to go down there – it …

Englebert Humperdink in Barrow!

I remember Englebert Humperdink performing in Barrow in 1968 – at the 99s Club which was Barrow’s first night club. He wasn’t …

workers going to vickers in barrow 1950s

Swarming from the yard

Vickers Shipyard and Engineering Ltd (VSEL) – now BAE Systems – has been an integral part of Barrow life for decades. It …

Letters, love and marriage

When I was about 27 I got my first guide dog – 1961 – called Sheba. She was the first guide dog in …