NW Migration Stories

These migration stories, gathered by our volunteers, provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who have moved in and out of our region throughout history. Select a tile below to read an individual story or filter the stories by a topic or theme that interests you. You can also access the stories via our interactive map.

The stories take you on a journey around the world, to the different places each person lived. If you prefer to read in a more linear way, click on the three dots on the top right of the page and choose Print Preview.

Our project historian, Prof Corinna Peniston-Bird, has written a brief introduction to the stories, inviting us to reflect on the wider histories they reveal and the resonances they have for us today.

Many thanks to our volunteers who have researched and written these stories – and to the many heritage partners who have supported us. You can see a full list of these partners here.

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