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David's passion for postboxes

For most people they are what you put your letters into when you want to mail them. But for David Chandler, postboxes are a source of endless fascination. And he has 11,000 photographs of them...

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Skerton School Brass Band in 1973.

Recognise these faces?

Do you recognise any of these faces?

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A scene from the building, collecting explosives for shells from the stores at White Lund

Site visit planned for Morecambe WW1 factory which could be demolished

An application to demolish part of White Lund’s old First World War munitions factory has been deferred.

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Sheep grazing outside Sellafield, formerly Windscale

Nuclear bomb dream that led to disaster at Windscale

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in British history – an incident which spread panic among Lancashire’s farmers, fishermen and tourism industry. Jessica Hay looks back
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Officer of 2/4th East Lancashires observes the enemy through a trench periscope

Superhuman bravery of Lancashire's men

The commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele have come and gone, but it should be remembered that 100 years ago the men of Lancashire were still fighting and dying as the battle dragged on. Roger Goodwin delves into the archives of the Lancashire Infantry Museum to tell the story of a Fulwood Barracks -based regiment in another phase in the battle – one which required powers of endurance even before they met the enemy
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Inside the White Lund munitions factory.

WW1 factory explosion centenary events continue

Events to mark 100 years since the White Lund munitions factory explosion are taking place at Lancaster City Museum this month.

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Collecting explosives for shells from the stores at White Lund

News black out on devastating explosion

One hundred years ago this week 10 people were killed by a fire at munitions factory in Lancashire. But the tragedy remained unreported for almost two years as wartime censors banned details of the White Lund explosion being made public. Luke Antipas reports
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David Chandler encounters a dinosaur on the streets of Lancaster

Dinosaur stalking the streets of Lancashire

A television presenter is midway through his bulletin outside Lancaster Town Hall when suddenly the shadow of a fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex looms overhead.
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From left, Diana Heyes, Irena Vettese, Claire Cozler, Morgane Cozler, Emma Thornton, Kay Dickinson, Angela Palmer, Jane Upton, Kathryn MacDonald and Paul Kondras pose at the Vintage By The Sea Festival in Morecambe. Picture by Johnny Bean.

Vintage seaside memories in Morecambe

Seaside memories were lovingly recreated in Morecambe as thousands visited the Vintage By The Sea Festival.

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Bolton-le-Sands pictured with the Parkinson Collegian Cup 1951-52 after beating Ingleborough 4-2 at Quarry Park, Carnforth. Back row from left,  J Gorst, Fred Cavell, R Burrows, J Benson, J Wright, H Taylor and Horace King (trainer). Front row from left, Cecil Foxcroft, A Veale, Geoff Morrow, George Ollerenshaw, Denwood and Henry McGaffigan.

Lancaster nostalgia: recognise these football teams?

Historian Terry Ainsworth presents a first in a series of monthly articles highlighting sporting photographs of the past.

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Re-enactments will be held at Lancaster Castle.

Free tours at Lancaster Castle and Civil War re-enactment

There’s an opportunity to step back in time at Lancaster Castle this weekend as they provide free tours.

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Elizabeth Roberts.

Archive highlights Lancaster’s working class

A project which plans to bring to life a unique archive about the working class people of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow needs your help.

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Collecting explosives for shells from the stores at White Lund.
Picture courtesy of Lancaster City Museum.

Performance appeal for White Lund anniversary

An exhibition which details the explosions and remarkable acts of bravery in the White Lund explosion disaster is taking place at Lancaster Museum.

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Standard 4 75048 is a visitor from Carnforth. 75048 survived until the end and was broken up at Campbells of Airdrie. Several of these locos were kept for working ballast trains from Rylstone Quarry near Grassington to various destinations in the north and east Lancs area. Pictured in May 1968.

Lancaster nostalgia: 1960s train journeys

The 1960s was a decade of great change on British Railways as it went through the changeover from steam to diesel and electric traction.

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Inside the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

Chance to tour Lancaster’s oldest theatre

The Lancaster Grand Theatre are once again throwing open its doors and taking part in the biggest free celebration of England’s history, heritage and culture.

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Bruce Forsyth and champion golfers at Heysham Golf Club in 1960.

When Bruce Forsyth played golf in Heysham

Many tributes have been paid to showbiz legend Sir Bruce Forsyth since his death on Friday at the age of 89.

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The new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys

Action Man and Sindy to feature in Royal Mail's latest stamp series

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
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Lancaster Castle where the Samlesbury witches stood trial

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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