Branded tins from yesteryear are popular antiques

This week, for some reason we seem to have had a lot of advertising calls. Maybe now Easter is passed and we are all looking forward to a nice summer, the media people are out in force! However advertising is nothing new. It dates back to Egyptian times when papyrus was used to make sales messages and wall posters.

Catching Tales will celebrate the fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay.

Memories of Morecambe Bay’s fishing past

The fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay will be captured in a new art series called ‘Catching Tales’.

Standfast staff thought to have been taken during the 1930s.

Lancaster nostalgia: Standfast & Barracks

In this week’s nostalgia Louise Bryning looks back on staff memories at Lancaster’s Standfast & Barracks.

Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
Private Walter Helmn the soldier from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died of wounds on May 6,1917 at the age of 24.

Morecambe nostalgia: remembering soldier fatally injured in WWI battle

The Union flag will be flown at the Barton, Bilsborrow and Myerscough War Memorial next month in memory of Private Walter Helmn.

Skerton Council School pose for another photograph with John (Jack) Tyson Bleasdale bottom left hands clasped round his knees leaning against the wall.

Lancaster nostalgia: football in Skerton

Local historian Terry Ainsworth looks back on the footballing days in Skerton.

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A rare catch of a seal in Morecambe Bay 1920. Picture by Andrew Reilly.

Morecambe nostalgia: Potted history of the town’s fisherman

In this week’s Looking Back we take to the sea and look at the town’s fisherman during the early 1890s and 1920s.


PICTURES: Vast collection of historic Lancaster

Dan Wright is a local man. Now in his seventies, he has an enviable collection of old photographs, all of Lancaster and Morecambe.

Mr Reg Baker has detailed his war memories in a book, 'Memories of A Wartime Childhood in Stodday.'

Lancaster nostalgia: childhood memories during war time

Our appeal for childhood memories during the war has sparked quite a response from readers.

Loyal North Lancashire Regimental Memorial pictured on the spot where the soldiers fought at Diyalah. Today it stands in the British Military Cemetery at Baghdad

Forgotten story of extraordinary First World War heroism

Thanks to the classic film Zulu, most people know of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when British soldiers in South Africa defended their post against raging warriors for a day and a night.
The pamphlet on Heysham is out now.

Historic sites of Heysham in the spotlight

A new pamphlet featuring some of Heysham’s historic sites is now available to pick up across the district.

One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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The Folly Museum launch in January 1977.

Lancaster nostalgia: Help preserve future of Settle Museum

Barry Forster takes a look at the history of the Folly Museum in Settle and why it urgently needs support

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Royal Doulton figures an ideal gift for Mother’s Day

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at Royal Doulton figures...

Granny Hutchinson pictured in the apron in Heysham village.

Nostalgia: Heysham Granny’s nettle drink

With its breath-taking views across Morecambe bay, Heysham village has been a long go-to destination.

The former White Lion pub in Lancaster. Picture by Andrew Reilly.

Lancaster nostalgia: The White Lion Inn

A former Lancaster pub, which is now student accommodation, is brought to life in these pictures.

These Pentax binoculars are on sale for �49.99

Military items have potential to be antique gems

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the world of militaria...

The ongoing work at Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune Estuary

Ray of hope for the historic Plover Scar lighthouse

A complex repair and reconstruction project is continuing on the 169-year-old Plover Scar lighthouse in the Lune estuary.

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This illustration of a turn tree shows the method used in Wrays coal mines for raising the coal from the shaft bottom to the surface. It was also used by the miners to travel up and down the pit shaft.
Illustration by John Robinson.

Nostalgia: Young Wray mineworkers pulled coal on their hands and knees

In the final of a series, local historian David Kenyon looks at the history of Wray’s last coal mine and the miners who worked there, including his grandfather.

Comic great Charlie Chaplin cut his teeth in the music halls of Lancashire

Clog dancing kid who became a global superstar

Charlie Chaplin’s journey to becoming the first global movie star saw him treading the boards in Lancashire in his early years. Mike Hill reports.

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