Local woman launches new book about Irish Women in Lancashire
A new book written by local woman Sharon Lambert , tells the story of the experiences of 40 'ordinary' Irish women who moved to Britain between 1922 and 1960 and settled in Lancashire.
It will be launched at the St Thomas More Centre in Lancaster on Thursday 14 March at 6.00 p.m.
In her book, Irish Women in Lancashire 1922-1960: Their Story the women talk of their relationship with their families back in Ireland, their new homes, religion, personal relationships and national identity.
Sharon Lambert has lived in Lancaster all her life becoming a mature student when the youngest of her three sons started school, graduating from Lancaster University with a B.A. and a PhD in history. She is currently involved in various community history projects in and around Lancaster. She is development worker and co-tutor on the Marsh Community Oral History Project; tutor at various Local History classes at Ridge Lea Hospital and oral historian on the Carnforth Railway Station Trust Project. She also teaches Oral History at the University of Central Lancashire and teaches a course on Edwardian History at the Adult College.
Sharon has always been interested in Irish History. Her father was from Co. Sligo and she has had a lifelong interest in Irish culture. This book came out of her interest in Irish emigration to north-west England and the realisation that so little had been written about the 'ordinary' people, many of them women, who had moved from Ireland to live in Lancashire.