Up-and-coming Archive Events

Call for contributions to a Barrow film

Do you like a builder's brew? Do you save your old shopping lists or have any other interesting habits? Do you have the same breakfast routine day in, day out?

Are you interested in taking part in a documentary film about Barrow, Lancaster and Preston?

As part of the Walking in Others' Footsteps project, using oral history collected by Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive, this is a chance to help build up a picture of contemporary life in the North West and contribute to your heritage.  

Reflections: a story to tell drop in sessions

Come and share your memories of food, football and funerals as part of the Elizabeth Roberts Oral History project Walking in Others' Footsteps. Join us for drop in sessions with Steve Fairclough of Mirador Arts on Tuesday 27 March, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm at Barrow Archives.

Find out more on https://www.facebook.com/elizabethrobertsfilm/ or through Barrow Archives (barrow.archives@Cumbria.gov.uk)

Deeds not Words exhibition

The Deeds not Words exhibition looks at the fight for women's suffrage nationally and the events which took place in Furness. It includes excerpts from newspapers as well as letters written about an assault in Hawkshead.  There is information about Rev Mould of St James Church, Barrow who was in favour of giving women the right to vote: "you have to either kill them or give them the vote" he said. The exhibition also looks at the general election of 1918, the first election women over 30 were allowed to vote (as long as they were either married or owned property).

Runs Friday 12 January-Saturday 31 March 2018, Barrow Archives at Barrow Library during library opening hours. Free.