|ABOUT VIRTUAL-LANCASTER||SITE A–Z|
The Virtual Lancaster website project was founded in 1999 and has run continuously since. It started life as 'Lancaster-UK-Online' and the name was changed to 'Virtual-Lancaster' a couple of years later. It is independent of large media corporations or any official bodies. It is wholly owned and operated by unpaid volunteer community members.
The web site sprang from the past success of two alternative print news magazines circulated in local venues and retail outlets, Off the Beat (which began as On The Beat in 1984, founded by magazine editor John Freeman) and Something Completely Different, the latter founded by now well-known SF author Jo Walton and her then partner, games designer Ken Walton.
Our aim is to develop a locally-based Internet Site which will:
Our immediate objectives are:
There is always more that can be done. We will continue to work toward these aims and objectives to bring you the definitive guide and online resource for the Lancaster + Morecambe Area in the UK and the surrounding area.
Thank you for your interest
All work is undertaken on a voluntary and unpaid basis by dedicated members of the local community (see credits), in their spare time, from their own pcs. Commitment levels can vary depending on individual circumstances, which may change. If you'd like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways you could help
We find it very helpful if you let us know about anything on the site that isn't working, any content that may be false or misleading, or any broken / obsolete links and listings, especially if you tell us which page they are on.
You could help out by sending us reviews of businesses or entertainments; maybe even becoming a member of our review team. Or in a technical or editorial
capacity, large or small, or as a one-off.
Other ways to support our efforts include; using the site regularly (as your main source of info. online about the area), making use of the extensive features and resources provided, making a donation ...and by telling others about the site (email all your friends online, and mention it down the pub). Cheers!
Peter Clarke Cinema Editor - edits our Cinema page and weekly movie round-up and keeps us all up to date with all the local screenings
This site is run
entirely by volunteers.
Please help with
our running costs by
making a donation.
Have YOU heard the Word? The Word is LANCASTER!
We used to be lonely losers (!), glued to our TV's, never eating fresh fruit or veg ...unaware of the vibrant cultural interplay manifesting all around us. But now we've accepted LANCASTER into our hearts, we wake up every morning with a spring in our step, a song on our lips and a healthy movement you-know-where!
Receive LANCASTER (and anything in the surrounding area that looks tasty) into YOUR heart today and join the loving and growing sister / brotherhood of LANCASTRIANS.