Migration Stories NW

Migration Stories NW

Six organisations…

Ten volunteers…

Forty school children…

One hundred migration stories!

This brilliant project sees us working with Global Link, Cumbria Development Education Centre, Cheshire Global Learning, Lancaster University and Crossing Footprints. Across three years, the team will research and document 100 stories of migration to and from the Northwest of England since the Romans, with (more than) a little help from local communities and schools!

In year one community volunteers researched historical stories from across the city and beyond. Their stories were amongst the first to be added to the amazing interactive migration mega map! The stories they uncovered date back as far as 900AD and bring us up to the middle of the 20th Century.

In year two we have worked with Year 8 and Sixth Form pupils from The Blue Coat School, collecting oral histories from people who have migrated in or out of local communities since 1950. The resulting oral histories and digital stories will be added to our mega map and deposited in local archives for future generations to uncover.

Next year we’ll take the project results on the road… Watch this space for exhibition and touring info!

Browse stories from across the North West, and find out more about the project here: www.migrationstoriesnw.uk/stories