Seeing the north with sankey:
PHOTO IN FOCUS
Local volunteers have curated this exhibition ‘Photo in Focus’ during lockdown, choosing their favourite photographs from the vast Sankey archive to explore in depth.
Since January 2020, local people have attended workshops to enable them to describe, catalogue and research the archive, which comprises some 15,000 images taken from 1895 to 1965 by father and son team Edward and Raymond Sankey across Barrow-in-Furness and the wider area of Cumbria and Lancashire.
The 15,000 images capture day-to-day life and some of the momentous events that shaped the town and over its remarkable period of development.
Get a rare glimpse of a few of these incredible images, some of which have remained unseen for over 100 years!
For the best experience, we recommend viewing this exhibition on a desktop computer. We hope you enjoy the show!
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Thank you to the Sankey Family for generously donating the Sankey Family Photography Collection to Cumbria Archives and making this project possible.
Our project is kindly funded by the following...
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