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local history

Lancaster Royal Grammar School Community Archive Project

Volunteers wanted. Are you interested in Archives and Local History? Lancaster Royal Grammar School is seeking volunteers to help catalogue and research its archive, and to help with a community art project.  

Lancaster Priory

Architecturally impressive, superbly situated and steeped in history, Lancaster Priory is well worth a visit.  

Lancaster Cemetery

Quernmore Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3JT. T. 01524 582635. Lancaster Cemetery is one of 7 cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council. It has 3 (currently unused) cemetery chapels, all designed by the prominent local architect Edward Paley in c 1855. Tours in Summer  

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

The award-winning Heritage Centre is located within a busy working railway station, offering the visitor a wealth of attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions, including The “Brief Encounter” exhibition and the Thomas the Tank Engine Playroom.  

Mourholme Local History Society

The society for the Old Parish of Warton, Lancashire. We look at all aspects of local history - agricultural, manorial, social, industrial - as well as an examination of some of its prominent families. 

Life in Lancaster during World War II

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 19:30 at St Paul's Church, Scotforth, Lancaster LA1 4ST

The Changing Face of Lancaster community art project exhibition and celebration

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:30 at The Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

Wrong Un - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 19:30 at Halton Mill LA2 6ND

Talk & Tour: James Williamson, Lord Ashton

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 19:00 at Lancaster Golf Club, Ashton Hall, Lancaster LA2 0AJ

Talk: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 19:30 at Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth LA5 9BT

Talk: Some famous Old Boys of Lancaster Free School - 19th century Lancaster and the people who made it

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 at The Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster

Talk on Morecambe's Heyday: 'Beauty Surrounds & Health Abounds'

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 11:00 at Morecambe Library LA4 5JX

Talk: Steam trains - Preston to Windermere

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 19:30 at Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

Wildlife Talk: 'Foxes, Foulmarts and Urchins' - an historian’s view of past wildlife

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 19:30 at Church of Ascension Church Hall, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme LA4 6RH

Postbox Collection

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30 at Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Discover St Peter's Church & Heysham Head — Heritage Open Days

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:30 to 17:00 at St Peter's Church, Heysham Village

Storey G2 launches new ownership-mapping LANDED project

30/6/17: Storey G2 is launching a pilot for a project to produce artists’ cadastral maps (maps of landownership) showing current and historical landownership of a rural area of north Lancashire, and revealing change over time.It follows on from their previous work on "Landed (Freeman's Wood)".

The Ulverston Bank Clock - a focus for controversy

If you have been to Ulverston, then you will have seen the Bank Clock in the town centre. If you have wondered about its history then this book by is for you. It reveals the controversial events that have dogged this structure at regular intervals since 1845.  

'Left Behind' City Museum Exhibition captures abandoned Moor Hospital

29/11/16: 'Left Behind: Capturing the Moor Hospital’ is an exhibition by Nick Dagger Photography at Lancaster City Museum. It showcases Lancaster’s abandoned 19th Century psychiatric hospital, the first asylum in Lancashire. This project sets the scene of what was left behind after closing its doors in 2000 and before the complex was given a new lease of life and redeveloped as luxury homes in 2013.