Knowing what’s important

We were speaking about what’s important in a relationship, and everyone agreed on a number of ‘good qualities’ centring on friendship, trust, …

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 …

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 …