Irish Women in Lancashire
1922-1960: Their Story
by Sharon Lambert
Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: Lancaster University (7 Jul 2001)
Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.8 x 1 cm
The experience of Irish immigrants in Britain has been explored
through various publications in recent years. However, these studies have focused
primarily on the public arena, where men were dominant, and there is little to tell
us of the experience of Irish women in Britain. Irish Women in Lancashire explores
this subject through the words of 40 `ordinary' Irish women who moved to Britain
between 1922 and 1960.
Importantly, Sharon Lambert has ensured that the memories of
these women are set in the changing social, economic and political context of the
period and throughout the book her findings are compared to those of other studies
of Irish emigration. Her sensitive approach allows the voices of these women to be
heard, perhaps for the first time.
This is 'their story'.
Sharon Lambert became a mature student when the youngest of her
three sons started school, graduating from Lancaster University with a B.A. and a
Ph.D. in history. This book is based on that doctoral thesis.
Her father was from Co. Sligo and she has had a lifelong
interest in Irish culture, and enjoys playing the accordion at traditional music
sessions. Sharon lives with her family in Lancaster, where she teaches community