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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 …

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 …

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 …

Talk about Feminism …

How do women gain self respect? Has it changed over the years? Two women, over eighty, were thinking about what advice they would …

Pulling together

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