Sharing Stories in the Red Tent

women in the red tentThe last two days have been busy in the Red Tent. The first women have joined us in the beautiful tent to share stories of what it was like to be a young woman in Barrow – and to fall in love and get married.

We have been meeting women between the ages of 70 and 95, and it has been a delight. Many of the stories have involved dancing (and a few romances began at places like the Furness Cricket Club and the Public Hall); many women met their men at the Steelworks; some women waved their fellas goodbye when they sailed off on trips with the Merchant Navy; and some have told us about their days on scooters and motorbikes …

We’ll be sharing snippets of individual stories in the next few days.