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Hunt for legendary Lancashire port

In the second of a two-part series, local historian Gordon Heald examines the clues as he attempts to unravel the mystery of just where on the Lancashire coast the semi-mythical Roman port known as Portus Setantiorum was located
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Kings Scar off the coast of Fleetwood pictured in 1995

Mystery of Lancashire's long lost port

It is one of Lancashire's great mysteries and has puzzled historians and locals alike for centuries. The possible location of the semi-mythical Roman port known as Portus Setantiorum is a saga of ancient maps, forgery, larger than life characters and fruitless expeditions.
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King Scar in the Wyre estuary

Closing in on a Roman legend

In the second of a two-part series, local historian Gordon Heald examines the clues as he attempts to unravel the mystery of just where on the Lancashire coast the semi-mythical Roman port known as Portus Setantiorum was located

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Caton CE School, 1950

SCHOOL DAYS: Caton CE School

This photo of youngsters at Caton CE School in 1950 was brought in to us by Jacqueline Winder (nee Walker) of Halton, who was at the school until the age of 10.

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Caton United 1957-58'Back Row L-R: - Tom Parkinson, Bob Porthouse, Martin Fletcher, Joe Eddington, Bill Carruthers, Alan Shaw, Jack Akrigg, Ronnie Bargh, Albert Robinson, Frank Wimlott (secretary)'Front Row L-R: - Dougie Brown, Eric Acton, Dougie Procter (captain), Terry Procter (mascot), Ted Fairclough, Harry 'Jock' Kerr

A touching tribute to a footballing legend

Football historian Terry Ainsworth pays tribute to his great friend Eric Acton nicknamed ‘The Legend’ on the football field who has died at the age of 85.

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Territory of the Setantii tribe of pre-Roman Brits on the Lancashire coast

Nostalgia: In search of the Setantii harbour

It is one of the great mysteries of the Lancashire coast which has puzzled historians and locals alike for centuries. The possible location of the semi-mythical Roman port known as Portus Setantiorum is a saga of ancient maps, forgery, larger than life characters and fruitless expeditions. In the first of a two-part series, local historian Gordon Heald attempts to unravel the mystery

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Balmoral County Secondary School pupils.

SCHOOL DAYS: Balmoral County Secondary School

This photo of pupils at Balmoral County Secondary School pupils (now Heysham High) was sent in by Lynne Hobin.

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Picture by Julian Brown 07/11/16''Carnforth bookshop manager Billy Howorth pictured with his first local history book, A-Z Of Lancaster, which is being sold in the bookshop where he works.

Picture postcard look at Lancaster through an author’s eyes

Shortly after writing my first book A-Z of Lancaster, I embarked upon writing Lancaster The Postcard Collection.

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Building Medical Unit 2 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, September 1981.

Events to mark Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust’s 20th anniversary and 70 years of NHS

Festivities for the milestone also ties into the 70th anniversary celebrations of the NHS on July 5.

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LuneTube film-makers Janine Bebbington and David Chandler explore the'vaults at the North West Film Archive.

Archive honour for heritage film-makers from Lancaster

The work of a group of Lancaster film-makers has been identified as of historic importance and will be preserved for posterity.

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A neighbourly neighbours group from a Lancaster council estate pictured in 1936. Neighbours are a theme in the archive. Picture courtesy of Lancaster City Museum.

Archive inspires project capturing stories of everyday life in Lancaster

Memories of working class life in Lancaster from 1890-1970 are being brought to life in a special project by the city’s arts and heritage company, Mirador.

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Do you have information about film makers?

Do you have information about film makers?

A man who is researching silent film producers in the north west has come across two film makers who were around in 1910 -1920 and wants to find out more about them.

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SCHOOL DAYS: Balmoral Road Secondary Modern

SCHOOL DAYS: Balmoral Road Secondary Modern

Anne Midgley from Wray brought us in a copy of this photograph of pupils at Balmoral Road Secondary Modern School, Morecambe, in 1951.

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SCHOOL DAYS: Dallas Road School

SCHOOL DAYS: Dallas Road School

Lancaster Guardian football historian Terry Ainsworth sent us this photo of pupils at Dallas Road School in 1962.

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The wedding cake for Princess Margaret made by D.R.Adams bakery, which was on Yorkshire Street in Morecambe.

Right royal wedding memories

One of 20 cakes made for Princess Margaret’s wedding day in May 1960 was crafted by a bakery in Morecambe.

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The Chippendale harlequin dining chairs at Holker Hall.

Gillows of Lancaster furniture on show

A heritage group wants to attract antique lovers to sights across Cumbria which have furniture made by Gillows of Lancaster on show.

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Typewritten transcripts from the 1980s, created using carbon paper. The new digitised versions will give much improved access to one of the most remarkable twentieth-century oral history archives from the UK.

Lost voices of Lancashire life are to be heard again

A fascinating archive of interviews with people born in the Red Rose county from the 19th century onwards has been painstakingly restored and made public

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Balmoral County Secondary School pupils (now Heysham High)

SCHOOL DAYS: Balmoral County Secondary School

This photo of students at Balmoral County Secondary School (now Heysham High) was sent in to us by Lynne Hobin.

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Image submitted to Samuel Battersby, Chief Censor for the North West during Second World War to remove umbrella so enemy did not learn about weather

Lancashire's pioneers of photography

Keri Nicholson, archivist at Lancashire Archives, reveals some of the fascinating treasures held by the county ahead of a talk on the history of photography and the Red Rose pioneers of the printed image

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Boxer Bobby Day in his prime.

Lancaster boxing champion receives medal

Lancaster ex-professional boxer and former ABA champ Bobby Day became the recipient of an award he didn’t know he had won.

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