When buyers craved Carlton Ware

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at pottery...

The escape bid sketch from the Illustrated Police News

Leap for freedom on railway track

Historian Kieth Johnson looks at a dramatic bid for freedom from yesteryear...

Former Lancaster Guardian photographer, Steve Pendrill, snapped this picture of an old tramcar in a field between Sunderland Point and Middleton Sands.

Lancaster nostalgia: great response to tramcar mystery

A couple of weeks ago we asked our readers for information on the mysterious tramcar snapped by former Lancaster Guardian photographer Steve Pendrill.

Tessler gramophone for sale at �19.99

You spin me right round - like a record

Looking at the world of antiques with Allan Blackburn...

Lancaster nostalgia: St Luke’s Sunday School

Lancaster nostalgia: St Luke’s Sunday School

Local historian Terry Ainsworth has shared this picture of St Luke’s Sunday School.

A typical crop farm which families may have moved to from Back Farm.

Lancaster nostalgia: Back Farm

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

Ian Woods stood in front of Gunnerthwaite farm house, where HIS mother Ruth Barker Woods was born. Public Sunday meetings were held in kitchen, the tall window pictured on the far left.

Lancaster nostalgia: The Woods family

Upon researching his family history, Ian Woods came across some surprising discoveries into Lancaster’s past and how people’s deep felt convictions changed the world.

Morecambe Bay on film, British Film Institute.

Morecambe nostalgia: BFI archives

For this week’s Looking Back we have delved into the British Film Institute’s archives.

Mrs Joan Jackson sent in her pictures of the Morecambe staff on the promenade in 1956.

Morecambe nostalgia: These are not just memories...they are M&S memories

Earlier this month we looked back on the former Marks and Spencer store in Morecambe after proposals were revealed for the possible return of the retail chain to the resort.

Vale of Lune 1947.

Lancaster nostalgia: Vale of Lune

Local historian Terry Ainsworth has shared this picture of the Vale of Lune.

This writing box is in pristine condition and very unusual

Perfect writing box in pristine condition

This week a regular customer to the antiques centre came in asking me to value a beautiful writing box that had once been his father’s.

Haymaking, High Meadow, Thornbush Farm, Roeburndale, and (inset) circa 1947, from left: Maurice Preece (father), Arthur Hargreaves (visiting helper), Lawrence Preece (son). Arthur Hargreaves demanded a prompt start after tea break and lunch stating: Theres a lot of work to be done so lets get on with it. However, after the evening meal he was exhausted and had to take to his bed, being near a state of collapse. The following morning, the weather being inclement, he decided to return home and was never seen again in the hay field.

Lancaster nostalgia: Thornbush 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 he looks at Thornbush Farm.

A 1963 4 door saloon Morris Minor which is touring the UK

Why this cult classic still rules the roads

Forty five years after the last Morris Minor rolled off the production line the car remains a cult classic loved by motorists everywhere . Steve Rose, secretary of the Lancashire branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club, explains the enduring passion of the icon of the road.
War veteran Ken Hill

Snakes, flying bullets and malaria couldn’t keep war hero down

From Dunkirk to India via Sri Lanka and Burma, World War Two veteran Ken Hill has lived through numerous traumatic experiences but always come out fighting. Here he tells his story for the first time
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Freehold United FC - 1947-48 winners of the E G Smith Cup. Names of players only: middle row from left, Eric Salter (reserve goalkeeper), Colin Barker, Raymond Troughton, Donald Rutherford and Alan Baines. Front row from left, Ronald Parkinson, Frank Parkinson, Ken Topsy Irving (captain), Owen Westwood and Eddie Redhead.
Kneeling on the ground from left, Gordon Simpson and Jack Tiger Wilkinson.

Lancaster nostalgia: a referee you looked up to

Local historian Terry Ainsworth pays tribute to Eric Salter.

Lord Wimarleigh - John Wilson-Patten

Parishioners unravel history of Winmarleigh’s first and last Lord

It started out as a village celebration. This year marks 140 years since St Luke’s Church in Winmarleigh was consecrated in 1876.

Thousands of people pass Paley's building in Caton Road every day in their cars.

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.

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