Lancaster nostalgia: Standfast & Barracks

Who would think that the man who designed a Lancaster cathedral was also responsible for one of the city’s most thriving industrial sites? Here, Louise Bryning tells the story of the architect whose building has inspired Behind The Wall, the first project by Mirador, a locally based company using art to interpret the region’s heritage in a fun and imaginative way.

A reconstructed view of Penny Street Station by David Vale.

Nostalgia: Lancaster and Preston railway

Dr Andrew White takes us on a journey through the Lancaster and Preston railway.

Skerton Old Boys, 1962-63, in their dressing room at Chorley. 
Back row from left, Jack Bateson, Terry Young, Jimmy Atkinson, Ken Bleasdale and Dave Carney. Front row from left, Geoff Beard, David Akister, Dave Howard, Stuart Winter, Stuart Grimshaw and Maurice Vickers.

Skerton picture was taken at half time

Local football historian Terry Ainsworth has shared an unusual photograph this week of Skerton Old Boys club from 1962-63.

Oysters stall in Morecambe. Taken from Morecambe Bay on Film, NWFA.

Nostalgia: Morecambe Bay life caught on film

During one of Morecambe’s busiest weekends there will be a chance to delve through rare film archives which show a nostalgic view of the bay.

James Leytham was one of rugby's first superstars

Tragic death of Lancashire's first sporting superstar

August 20 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic death of a man dubbed Lancashire’s first sporting superstar. Jessica Hay reports

Bob Braithwaite receives his gold medal at Mexico Olympics in 1968

Olympic great conquered the world from a farm in Lancashire

With Great Britain enjoying a gold rush at the Rio Olympics it seems long time since the 1968 games when the nation collected just 13 medals. Among the few success stories of the Mexico games was Lancastrian Bob Braithwaite. Louise Busfield reports.

It looks like a struggle for this little lad trying to persuade his calf to move it at the 1984 Royal Lancashire Show

History of the Royal Lancashire Show

The Royal Lancashire Show gets underway today, John Grimbaldeston looks at how the event became established in local life.

The Friends of the Judges Lodgings in Lancaster are forming a plan to take over the running of the museum.

Judgement day looms for Lancaster museum

A rescue bid has been launched to save the Judges’ Lodgings museum.

Western Apollo II in Heysham Harbour in 1981. Pictures by Paul Coxhill.

Looking Back: Rig look at Heysham Harbour

These pictures show the Western Apollo II in Heysham Harbour in 1981.

1909 Lancaster Harriers v Sutton Harriers.

Lancaster nostalgia: Skerton Harriers

A change of sport for local football historian Terry Ainsworth who goes back to January 9 1909 to feature a combined team of Lancaster Primrose, Friends and Skerton Harriers when they met Sutton Harriers and Athletic Club over an eight-and-a-half-mile course through Scotforth to Thurnham, returning along Cockerham Road to the Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

Garstang Show in 1978

History of the Garstang Show

Garstang Show has been a highlight of Lancashire’s life for more than 200 years, John Grimbaldeston looks back at the event’s early years.
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a Sunday congregation at Roeburndale Methodist Chapel, circa 1946. Back row (left to right): Nellie Preece, William Woodhouse. Third row: Jane Mashiter, May Woodhouse, Margaret Mashiter. Second row: Helen Woodhouse with baby Derek Lord, Dorothy Preece, Mary Woodhouse with baby Tom Preece. 
Front row: Mary Lord, Jean Lord, Isaac Woodhouse, Joseph Woodhouse.

Lancaster Nostalgia: a Wray chapel

In a collection of farming memories Wray historian David Kenyon takes us on a journey through the Roeburndale West Valley to Back Farm. This week David looks at Roeburndale Methodist Chapel.

Pictures by Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham. Lancaster K Shoes Factory and Galgate FC.

Footballers and Lancaster shoe firm caught on camera

A couple have shared old photos of Galgate’s football team and staff at Lancaster’s former K-Shoe factory.

Haylotts Farm, Roeburndale, circa 1920. John Burrows with an excellent flock of Swaledale rams.

Lancaster nostalgia: Haylotts Farm

In a collection of farming memories Wray historian David Kenyon takes us on a journey through the Roeburndale West Valley to Back Farm. This week David looks at Haylotts Farm and Lower Salter.

The Battle of the Somme

Lancaster exhibition to mark Somme centenary

Lancaster City Museum will host an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme by showcasing the role the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment played in the conflict.

Wilf Cornthwaite, the teams centre forward, who was unable to play because of injury is

Lancaster Co-op 1938

kneeling far left on the front row.

Looking Back: The Co-op dividend

Local historian Terry Ainsworth takes a look at The Co-op dividend.

Memories of when Caton Oak stood tall

Memories of when Caton Oak stood tall

A Guardian reader has got in touch to tell of his Caton Oak memories after we reported on its damage.

The re-dedication of Chorley's war memorial in Astley Park, Chorley.
Picture by Stuart Clewlow

Lancashire remembers Somme heroes

Lancashire paid tribute to the men who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme exactly 100 years ago.

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Preston Pals parade on the town's Flag Market before heading off to war

Battalions saw pals fight and die side by side at the Somme

Pals battalions were a uniquely British phenomenon.
A German prisoner helps wounded British soldiers back from the front near Poziers on July 19, including Private RG Wood of 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, second right

High price Lancashire paid at the Battle of the Somme

The Somme. The name of a river in France and two words which should forever be burned deep into British consciousness.
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