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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. 

Barnstorming Project Launches in Lancaster

3/2/20: A new heritage project will spark memories of a Lancaster farm building which became a school kitchen and now is a community hub for 600 people every week.

Heritage Open Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 at Halton Mill

The Fylde Witch Talk at Lancaster Library

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:30 at Lancaster Central library meeting room

Talk by John Fidler on Memories of Lancaster since 1945

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 19:30 at St Paul's Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

Morecambe Bay's Hidden Heritage

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:00 to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 16:00 at Lancaster Maritime Museum


Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 19:45 at St. Paul's Hala Centre, Hala Square, Lancaster LA1 4RW.


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 19:45 at St. Paul's Hala Centre, Hala Square, Lancaster LA1 4RW.

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