The sky would be black with them

Something that really sticks in my mind, when we were coming home from school in the 1980s – the birds, starlings. There …

Desperately seeking Susan

I went to Walney School. I moved over there when I was 10. I left school in ’86 and went to Furness …

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 …

Pulling together

Not strictly speaking a love story, but the women who have joined us in the red tent have shared their reasons for …

Passionate love and loss

Well yes, I used to go to the Public Hall, I used to go dancing. You used to have the flared skirts, …

Don’t be so bloody daft!

The ingredient of a long and happy relationship? Well, after 44 years, mmm … We were sitting eating some soup the other night …

So intense it hurt

Oh, THE love of my life! When it all went pear shaped I ran away, just had to leave. It was intense, …