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Mar 1

Mirador has more drop-in sessions lined up as part of our Walking In Others Footsteps project.

Film-makers, Tom Differenthal and Jon Randall are appealing for vibrant contributors for their new film inspired by the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive and have organised open drop-in sessions at The Harris Library in Preston from 10am-2pm on March 12 and from 10am-2pm at Lancaster Library on March 14.

Tom and Jon are two of several artists brought together by Mirador, to take part in Walking In Others Footsteps – a celebration of the digitisation of the archive by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University.

The Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive captured the voices and memories of people in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow from 1890 up until the 1970s.

The film will reflect on everyday life in the North West as it is today and was 100 years ago so Tom and Jon are keen to chat to people about contemporary life within their communities.

The film will be screened at venues in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow during the spring and summer.

Anyone interested in the project but who can’t attend the drop-in sessions can get in touch with Tom and Jon by emailing or join the conversation by searching for Elizabeth Roberts Film on Facebook.

And Steve Fairclough will be running some more Reflections – A Story To Tell sessions this month and next in Barrow.

He’s particularly interested in Barrow folk’s memories of food, football and funerals!

He’ll be at Barrow Library from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm on March 12 and 27 and The Dock Museum from 11am-3pm on April 5.

Steve is keen to hear the stories and memories from today’s Barrow residents and find out whether attitudes and events of the past can be life training for today.

He hopes to photograph and document the stories he collects to create a history file so even if you have an interesting or unusual object that relates to your memories, bring that along too.

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