Jilly Sumsion

Jilly – Lost from Sight

Reflections on Deaf History in C18th Lancaster.

Emma Chandler

Emma – Lancaster Girl’s School

Emma Chandler explores the life of a young woman in C18th Lancaster.

Shane – An Artist’s Contract

Embodying the mind and spirit of Julius Caesar Ibbetson.

Bob Ashworth

Bob – The Slave Rebellion (Audio Drama)

The Slave Rebellion. Written by Bob Ashworth, performed by Phil Chandler, directed by Alex Summers and produced by Karen Lauke at Naked Productions.

Juliette Chandler

Juliette – Port Stories and Me

I was fascinated by the stories behind some of the ships, most of all where they got their names.

Zylpha – Handmade in Lancaster: the Animation

Handmade in Lancaster - Animation by Christopher Blower. Words and narration by Zylpha Thomson.

Zylpha Thompson

Zylpha – Handmade in Lancaster: the Text

Gillows of Lancaster, later known as Waring and Gillows, were furniture manufacturers. The firm started in the early 1700’s and finally closed in 1962 and for over 250 years they created furniture of outstanding quality, examples of which are still around today.

Shane – the Artist’s Dilemma: Julius Ceasar Ibbetson

A contract: to paint a picture from Cable Street, Lancaster, and before the frontage of the German Sugar House.

Bob – The Slave Rebellion

This fictional story of an onboard slave rebellion is based around the known history of the Lancaster Captain Samuel Sandys and the Lancaster slave ship “The Mary” in 1761. After what appears to have been a very troubled voyage, and having survived one attempted uprising, Sandys and most of his crew ended up being killed in a slave insurrection off the coast of The Gambia. This fictional story is told from the perspective of one of the few survivors of the voyage, on his return to Lancaster many months later.

Bob – Captain Samuel Sandys

A Historical Timeline and References about Captain Samuel Sandys