Be Part of History with Barrow Library
1st March 2022
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Maybe you were  a mod or rocker, a sixties hippy, eighties punk, or a raver in the nineties? Are you a young person now?  Well, Barrow Library need you for a national archives project in collaboration with the Museum of Youth Culture!

Barrow Library want you to be part of history by sharing images from your youth!

They are collecting photos, audios, art, papers, and letters that tell the story of young people in Cumbria over the last 100 years.

Everything collected will become part of The Museum of Youth Culture’s digital archive and shared with Cumbria Libraries and Tullie House Museum. A selection will be exhibited. This will ensure that your stories of growing up in Cumbria are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

They want to hear from as many people as possible- especially those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Taking part in this project is easy, you can attend collection days, or contribute online, whatever works for you!

There will be community collection days at Barrow Library on Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st March between 2pm and 4pm

You can bring items to the library anytime from 1st March to 10th April 2022

And you can even do it from the comfort of your own home. Simply scan or take photos on your phone and email them over to Just ensure that you photograph items flat and make sure they are on a plain background.

So, dig out those photos, artwork, and letters from your youth, be part of this exciting new project and be part of history with Barrow Library

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