Videos tagged with Lancaster

MyStory - Pre war and war time memories from Lancaster

MyStory - Pre war and war time memories from Lancaster

A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. [ A higher quality version of this film with subtitles can be viewed here -http://www.mystories.eu/stories/story/88/show Born on Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster, Mrs Clegg describes her early years including watching her Grandfather Haaf netting the River Lune, watching Barrow-in-Furness being bombed and befriending the evacuees and refugees. She describes the poverty which affected many people brought on by the depression in the 1930s. www.mystories.eu www.dhesolutions.co.uk

MyStory - A 'proper' Skertonian - Hard Work and Strong Values

MyStory - A 'proper' Skertonian - Hard Work and Strong Values

A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. Pat is a post-war baby who was brought up in a family with very little money, but with strong values. She later married the boy she met at 13, and raised six children. She and her husband would each work over 70 hours per week to ensure her family did not go without and yet occasionally a choice had to be made over whether to buy food or much-needed warm clothing. Pat's attitude to hard work and the commitment to her family is an inspiration. Pat is 63 and has no plans to retire. Skerton is one of the oldest districts of Lancaster dating back to Saxon times. People born in Skerton proudly refer to themselves as 'Skertonians', rather than 'Lancastrians'.

MyStory - The Importance of Family, Name and Place

MyStory - The Importance of Family, Name and Place

Ellen Clegg is the fourth of seven generations to have lived within a mile of each other on 'the Marsh' in Lancaster. Her family is well rooted. Ellen explains why it is important to pass information down from one generation to the next. She also demonstrates how important a name is and why we should know who we are, and where we come from. Ellen describes why walking through a local wood is important -- 'places mean a great deal to people, and if developers think they are going to build on it...well I think they'll find that they aren't going to'. The story is one of sound philosophical reasoning, and good advice for us all.

MyStory - Recollections of a teenager working in a Lancashire Cotton Mill

MyStory - Recollections of a teenager working in a Lancashire Cotton Mill

Pat Lambert left school on her 15th birthday when she started work in a Cotton mill in Lancaster. She worked there for four years at which point, in the late 1960s, the mill closed down. During her time she learnt to be a skilled cotton spinner and enjoyed the camaraderie and lively atmosphere of working life in the mill. "If you gave cheek or whatever, you got a cuff 'round the earole and that'd be it!"