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Nostalgia: Do you recognise this dance school?

This photograph was found in a lock-up in James Street, Morecambe, about three years ago, still on the wall covered by a poster.

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Interior of the hospital hut at Wampo on the Burma-Thailand Railway

Nostalgia: Lancaster officer’s diary from Japanese prisoner of war camp

New book tells story of Lancaster officer’s tune held in a notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp.

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Col Cary Owtram digging up his wartime diary in 1945

Lancashire soldier's hell on the River Kwai

During the Second World War Colonel Cary Owtram OBE was held in Chungkai Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, on the infamous river Kwai.

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The building of the Polo Tower in 1994, Morecambe. Copyright to the Horner family.

Morecambe Polo Tower memories

As work begins to demolish one of Morecambe’s controversial landmarks one family has spoken of their cherished memories on the Polo Tower.

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PICTURES: Morecambe Polo Tower demolition

These pictures show the final stages of the Polo Tower demolition in Morecambe.

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Pleasant Sunday Afternoon 1922-23, Lancaster.

Lancaster nostalgia: the PSA Brotherhood

Historian Terry Ainsworth looks into the PSA Brotherhood from West Bromwich to Lancaster.

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Dan Wrights picture

Lancaster nostalgia: readers rush to identify picture

We have had an overwhelming response to our nostalgia picture request.

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A picture taken from Dan Wright's collection.

Lancaster nostalgia: can you identify this picture?

We have been scratching our heads in the office over this photograph.

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Polo Tower opens at Morecambe

Looking Back: the highs and lows of Morecambe’s Polo Tower

There was a time when the Polo Tower was a frequently visited landmark in the resort.

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Dry Dock United 1932-33. Back row from left: F Park, F Hayes, E Turner and W C Bosbie. Middle row from left: Jimmy Brown (manager/secretary), L Physick, R Burrows, F Ward, G Wilson, G Rogers, J Winn and H Corless. Front row from left: R Udall, A Swithenbank, James Dawson, John Dawson, N Blondell and A Hayhurst (trainer).

Lancaster nostalgia: the unluckiest team in football

Local historian Terry Ainsworth takes a look at “the unluckiest team in football.”

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The South Lancashire Regiment Queen Beach D-Day

A project "Recalling the Ironsides" has been set-up to seek out the stories of D-Day veterans

"Recalling the Ironsides" historians appeal for South Lancashire D-Day veterans

The search is on to help unearth real life stories of some of history’s forgotten Lancashire war heroes.
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Morecambe nostalgia: childhood memories

Morecambe nostalgia: childhood memories

Rummaging through old photographs has led one reader to pursue her childhood friends.

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David Kenyon looks back on a general election before the war.

Lancaster nostalgia: a look back at general elections before the war

As the general election approaches on June 8 local historian David Kenyon takes a look back at previous elections before the war.

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A blue Dinky Toys Mercedes

Dinky Toys always popular with collectors

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks back at childhood collectables...

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Morecambe Juniors 1955-56: back row from left, Ted Sutton, Mal Firth, Alex Smith, John Gregson, Les Entwhistle and Maurice Vickers. Front row from left, Rod Higham, Billy Baron, Stuart Oxley, Norman Wilson, John Morrell and Alan Palmer.

Legendary match reports from one of Morecambe’s leading Shrimps journalists

Historian Terry Ainsworth looks back on the late John Morrell, a former journalist at the Visitor whose match reports were described as “legendary.”

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Lancaster nostalgia: Front row from left: J Livesey (trainer), William (Bill) Bleasdale (Peters Dad), W Metcalfe, G Morris, R Griffin (captain), E McBride, Rene Procter, T Bilsborough (secretary) is stood to the right of Rene Procter.

Lancaster nostalgia: Storey Brothers and the Senior Infirmary Cup

Local historian Terry Ainsworth takes a look back at a football match won by the Storey Brothers.

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Duke of Edinburgh competes in the Holker Hall Carriage Driving Trials across Morecambe Bay on May 30, 1985

Dashing Duke drives horses across the Bay

Prince Philip made many visits to Lancashire but, perhaps, none as memorable as the day in May day 1985 when he rode horses and a carriage across Morecambe Bay. Here is the Post’s report of the event.

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This framed crew t-shirt, signed by all the band, hangs on my office wall

A special brew of rock music memorabilia...

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at rock music memorabilia...

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MORECOMBE - MAY 30:  Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh competes in the Holker Hall Carriage Driving Trials across Morecombe Bay on May 30, 1985.  (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

When Prince Philip rode a horse across Morecambe

Prince Philip made many visits to Lancashire but, perhaps, none as memorable as the May day in 1985 when he rode a horse and carriage across Morecambe Bay.

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Poultry Farming in Lancaster. Newton Rigg Agricultural College, Penrith, 1930.

Lancaster nostalgia: poultry keeping

In a one-off special, Wray historian David Kenyon looks back at poultry keeping across Lancaster

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