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Lancashire witches’ trial history forgot

The Pendle Witches are a part of Lancashire folklore but Barry McCann investigates the curious case of the Samlesbury Witches who faced trial 405 years ago this week.

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Paul Lomax has organised The Great War Heritage Project on display at Morecambe Heritage Centre

Morecambe exhibition to feature Passchendaele artefacts

A project to commemorate the 100th centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele is taking place in Morecambe this month.

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Roeburndale Fell, above Mallowdale Farm, Roeburndale West.

Third story instalment on Wray flood’s 50th anniversary

In the final week of the Wray floods 50th anniversary series, historian David Kenyon looks back on the bridges damaged or destroyed by the raging torrent.

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Remains of Mallowdale Bridge, Roeburndale, 1967.
Kit Hayhurst from Dalton Hall Estate is surveying the remains of Mallowdale Bridge. Three months later the estate had constructed a new bridge made from steel girders and railway sleepers.

VIDEO: Wray floods 50th anniversary:

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Wray flood which destroyed many homes throughout the village, historian David Kenyon looks back on those individuals who lost everything including their livestock and nearly their lives.

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Lancaster Castle will be involved in the Heritage Open Days.

Heritage Open Days to take place in Lancaster

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together more than 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

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Backsbottom Farm, the home of Bill and Alice Brown and son Richard, was the first dwelling in the torrents way as it flowed down the narrow valley towards Wray village. Pictured here it is nothing but a ruined house amid a wilderness of rocks, tree trunks, mud and water.

Marking 50th anniversary of the Wray flood

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Wray flood which destroyed many homes throughout the village, historian David Kenyon looks back on those individuals who lost everything including their livestock and nearly their lives.

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Graphic illustration of the terrible the conditions as soldiers struggle to extract a gun from the mud during the battle at Passchendaele

Lancashire on the frontline at Passchendaele

July 31 marks 100 years since the bloodiest battle of the First World War. Author Roger Goodwin delves into the Lancashire Infantry Museum’s archives to tell the story of Lancashire’s role in one of history’s most terrible battles.
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Roeburn Bridge after the Wray flood of August 1967

Events to mark 50th anniversary of the Wray flood

A parish council is hosting a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the flood that wrecked havoc in the village.
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This photograph was taken in the grounds of St Peters Church in Heysham around 1957. Picture provided by Mrs Carruthers (Baxter).

Nostalgia: recognise these faces?

Do you recognise any of these faces?

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PICTURES: Morecambe Winter Gardens 120th anniversary

The Winter Gardens is one of only a few surviving examples of its time.

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Mr Jackson, from Lancaster, said: Being an HGV truck driver I was delivering a load near Middlesbrough when I came across this old bus, registration number PFF 777.

Mystery of Lakeland Tours vehicle

A HGV driver has shared these photos in the hope of finding out more about this old vehicle.

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AEROFILMS PLANE. Commercial aerial photography by biplane was pioneered by Aerofilms from 1919. Here seen in air photoghraphic action is a DeHaviland DH50 in Aerofilms livery. This particular aircraft, G-EBFN was built in 1923 and trialled by Sir Alan Cobham who used it to win the 1924 Kings Cup Air Race.The date of this photograph is unknown. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).

Lancaster nostalgia: magnificent cameramen and their flying machines

A fascinating new book for the first time reveals the changing shape of Britain’s coastline from the air, author Peter Waller explains the story behind this unique maritime record.

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Mr Lesley Morgan was given a Visitor pin holder memorabilia from 1974.

Morecambe nostalgia: memories of Visitor newspaper in the 70s

Happy memories of past Visitor days were brought to life from a photograph we printed last week.

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Visitor staff at the papers 100th anniversary dinner. Picture by Tony North.

Looking Back: Visitor’s 100th anniversary

Can anyone remember attending our 100th anniversary celebrations?

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Lancaster nostalgia: Bill Thompson

Lancaster nostalgia: Bill Thompson

Historians Mike Whalley and Terry Ainsworth look on a special Lancaster club member, Bill Thompson.

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Taken during the concrete process at the Polo Tower, Morecambe, 1994/5. Picture by Bill Liver.

Looking Back: Before the Morecambe Polo Tower arrived

A retired foreman who worked on the Polo Tower site has shared these early pictures taken during its construction.

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The following photograph was found in a lock-up in James Street, Morecambe, about three years ago, still on the wall covered by a poster. It shows dancers at the school there, recognise anyone?

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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