After months of research, community workshops & hard work, Signal Film & Media‘s Heritage Lottery-funded project has arrived to celebrate the rich history of the Furness Railway through photography, animation and film.
There were once 100s of miles of track in Barrow & numerous train stations along the Furness line that no longer exist. By 1970 most were ‘lost’ to the local community – but many memories & artefacts remain.
A team of local volunteers came on board at Signal Film & Media in September 2015 to explore the important role that the Furness Railway played in Barrow’s thriving industrial past. They trained in oral history collection & archival research techniques & alongside community participants of all ages, took part in analogue & digital portrait photography, Photoshop, animation & filmmaking workshops.
Capturing memories and hidden stories of the Furness Railway we will link the lives of local people to the grand history of the railway, and bring the era to life again for a new generation of people to experience.