SEEING THE NORTH WITH SANKEY

We’ve just secured early funding from Heritage Lottery to begin developing a plan of activity commencing mid-2019 surrounding The Sankey Photographic Archive.

THE SANKEYS were a father and son duo who documented life in Barrow and Cumbria over 70 years, capturing the landscape, cultural changes, individuals, industry & tourism (plus much more). The photographs they created from their photography were posted all over the world!

We’ve been working closely with the Sankey family since 2016 and are super excited to create an incredible programme of future events (pending further funding support) but would love to know who is interested in knowing more & if you’d like to be involved in an interim postcard-based project in the meantime!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

POSTCARD PILOT PROJECT

COME AND join us to get a taste of the collection and explore our local heritage through  Sankey Postcards.

Workshops will include creative research, transcribing and digital mapping. You are welcome to take part in as many workshops as you want, be it one, two, three or all four.

WORKSHOPS will take place at Signal from 2.30pm – 5.00 pm on:  

Tuesday 20th November
Tuesday 27th November
Tuesday 4th December
Tuesday 11th December

There will be a CELEBRATION EVENT with Afternoon Tea from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm on:

Thursday 13th December

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 

For further questions please contact Julia on 01229 838592 or email julia@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk

SANKEY PRESENTATION

Introductory presentation about the project on Tuesday 20th November from 7.30pm at Greenodd Village Hall (Greenodd, Ulverston LA12 7RD). The evening has been organised by Cumbria Industrial History Society and is free for all to attend! 

We will be bringing along over 100 original Sankey postcards and artefacts from Barrow Local Archive and Study Centre and local historian Geoff Holme will be showing us some interesting examples from the collection. 

Refreshments provided. 

SANKEY QUESTIONNAIRE

Sankey Questionnaire

Tell us what kind of activities you would be interested in getting involved with by completing our five minute questionnaire.

It should take about five minutes!

Click Here to fill in Questionnaire
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