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Appeal to find out more on historic tank visit in Lancaster

Local history fan Andrew Reilly is appealing for more information on a photograph taken in the Second World War.

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Goal machine Jack Bentley scores after two minutes against Tividale for Telford United in the 2 nd qualifying round of the FA Cup

Nostalgia: A look back on Morecambe FC manager Jim Bentley’s father

Historian Terry Ainsworth takes a look at Morecambe FC manager Jim Bentley’s father, who was an icon at Telford United.

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Anne Holmes, right (80-years-old), her daughter Elizabeth Moss (35-years-old) and granddaughter Mary A. Moss (seven-years-old) at Walnut Cottage, no.51 The Row, Silverdale in 1907. Ann was a widow but made a living as a laundress with her daughter. Ann is wearing clothes typical of the older working women of the time. Caps, shawls and wraparound pinafores were the order of the day

Lancaster nostalgia: glimpse of old Silverdale

In the next few weeks we will take a look at the book ‘Old Silverdale, the loveliest spot on Morecambe Bay’ written by Rod J. Ireland.

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Wray 1951: The date on the football says simply 1951 so I can only guess if it was 1950-51 or 1951-52 when Wray were champions of division three of the North Lancs League. Only three names are known, the Titterington brothers from Caton: back row, third from the left is Cecil Titterington. Front row third from left is Alan Titterington and third from the right is twin brother Lionel Titterington.

Lancaster nostalgia: Holroyd brothers

Local historian Terry Ainsworth takes a looks back at the triumph for Wray Football Club.

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Richard Thorton visiting his mother's grave in Torrisholme.

Family in appeal to trace Torrisholme grave deed

A family are appealing for information to trace the deed of a Torrisholme grave.

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Councillor Liz Scott, Armed Forces Champion at Lancaster City Council, Amy Robinson, Northern Area Director of the Royal Air Forces Association, Jane Latin, secretary of the Morecambe branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, and Bob Latin, chairman and treasurer of the Morecambe branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, at the opening of a new RAF drop-in centre at the Gingham Kitchen cafe in Morecambe. Photo by David Hodgson.

Morecambe cafe’s nostalgia for Air Force days

A West End cafe has brought memories flooding back of the time when Morecambe was a base for the Royal Air Force.

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Storeys 1975-76.

Lancaster nostalgia: referee’s swift action saved player’s life

Historian Terry Ainsworth looks back on the life of referee Norman “Butch” Palmer.

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Lancaster nostalgia: Methodist Chapel and United Free Church in Wray

Lancaster nostalgia: Methodist Chapel and United Free Church in Wray

Historian David Kenyon takes a look at the history of places of worship in the village of Wray. In the final week David looks at Methodist Chapel and United Free Church.

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Christ Church School 1952: teacher: Mr Levick. Back row from left: David Unknown, Ian Hudson, Lester Henderson, Roger Shieff, other. Middle row from left: George Jackson, Bob Bradshaw, Dennis Smith, Maurice Albon, Barry Willan. Front row from left: Philip Sayers, Harry Bland. The names and photographs were supplied by an old friend from my LRGS days, Bob Bradshaw, and his memory was almost perfect.

Lancaster nostalgia: Christ Church School

Local historian Terry Ainsworth takes a look back at a football team from Christ Church Primary School in Lancaster.

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This painting will be used as the project header for The Great Heritage War Project in Morecambe. Picture by Paul Ballard.

Soldier painting will help boost Morecambe war project

A Morecambe war project has been given a special painting to help promote its search for permanent premises.

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Church Sunday School singers 1947. The girls had been singing in church at a special service possibly Whit Sunday. Back row (left to right): Maureen Farmery, Judy Bevins, Margaret Huddleston, Margaret Hewitson. Middle row (left to right): Marjorie Bowman, Margaret Wilson, Hilary Robinson, Doreen Clarkson, Mary Harrison. Front row (left to right): Rita Singleton, Winnie Stephenson, Norma Travis, Jean Fox.

Lancaster nostalgia: Holy Trinity Church, Wray

In the next few weeks historian David Kenyon takes a look at the history of places of worship in the village of Wray. This week David looks at Holy Trinity Church.

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Giant Haystacks feels the wrath of Big Daddy in January 1984

Seconds away... for return of the golden days of televised wrestling

For generations of ‘World of Sport’ fans Saturday afternoon meant wrestling. Stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were loved by millions. ITV has commissioned a wrestling special to air on New Year’s Eve. Wrestling commentator Greg Lambert looks back at a golden age for sports entertainment
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Old visitor picture of Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood’s brother tells of her time in Morecambe

Entertainer Victoria Wood loved Morecambe and settled in the county after finding fame. Her brother Chris Foote-Wood has written a new book about his sister’s life and times and offers a fascinating insight into her years in the Red Rose county.

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New book on Garstang’s neighbour

New book on Garstang’s neighbour

Garstang’s southern neighbour, sometimes in the shadow of its northerly big brother, has stepped into the limelight with the publication of a book firmly focused on the village of Catterall.

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Lancaster nostalgia: Wray churches, Friends’ Meeting House

Lancaster nostalgia: Wray churches, Friends’ Meeting House

In the next few weeks historian David Kenyon takes a look at the history of places of worship in the village of Wray. This week Mr Kenyon continues with the Friends’ Meeting House.

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Santa Claus at a Christmas Party, in London Road Labour Club, in Preston, in 1946

Did Santa Claus visit Lancashire first?

The first recorded mention of Santa Claus in England is believed to have been in a Lancashire newspaper, Mike Hill reports

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First World War  soldiers in a trench on the Western Front in France wearing paper hats from Christmas crackers

Christmas Day on the frontline of the First World War

Roland Shawcross worked as a reporter for the Lancashire Daily Post before signing up to serve in the First World War aged 19. Here is a letter written on New Year’s Eve in 1915 describing how the Preston Pals spent Christmas Day on the front in France

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The Quarrymen's display at The Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool

Day I cut John Lennon's first record

Sam Wright looks back at the Lancashire music maker who turned down The Beatles

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Friends Meeting House, Hornby Road, Wray. This photograph of the former Friends Meeting House, is illustrative of the simple and austere appearance of a typical Quaker building.

Lancaster nostalgia: Places of worship in Wray village

In the next few weeks historian David Kenyon takes a look at the history of places of worship in the village of Wray.

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The Singleton Cloggers at Garstang Victorian Festival

A fine feast of festive fun for the Garstang Victorian evening

Father Christmas dashed through Garstang High Street greeting the hundreds of families who came to town to capture a little Christmas magic for the Garstang Victorian Festival.

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