Famous funeral in old Lancaster picture

This photograph appears to show the funeral of Lady Ashton, Florence Whalley, in Lancaster.

From left, County Councillor Lizzi Collinge, Lancaster MP Cat Smith, Jean Argles, the Standard Bearer, Andrew Halladay, the Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace and the Mayoress, Joyce Mace with the plaque  at the Miss Whalley Field centenary event in Lancaster. Picture by Richard Evans.

Plaque unveiling for Lancaster soldier’s centenary

Two plaques have been unveiled to commemorate a key figure who died in the war 100 years ago.

Storeys Cricket Club. Front row from left, Bob Duerden, Norman Mount, Jackie Clarke, Jimmy Mason, Ken Procter and Mick Brady. Back row from left, unknown (umpire), unknown, unknown, Terry Ainsworth, unknown, Keith Higginson, unknown, unknown (umpire).

Lancaster sporting photographs of the past

Historian Terry Ainsworth presents his series of monthly articles highlighting sporting photographs of the past.

Miss Whalley's Field in Lancaster.

Centenary event held at historic Lancaster field

A group set up to protect green space in Lancaster will come together to commemorate a key figure who died in the war 100 years ago.

Lansil 1961-62. Back row from left, Ken "Topsy" Irving (manager), Brian Walmsley, unknown, Sam Walling, Derek Dean, Alf Turner, Alan Howse, Rodney Gill, unknown, Tommy Makinson (trainer), George Delgarno, unknown. Front row from left, John Shuttleworth, Dickie Chappell, Tom Atkinson, Geoff Atkinson and Joe Sherrington.

Lancaster sports nostalgia

Historian Terry Ainsworth presents his series of monthly articles highlighting sporting photographs of the past.

Gloria Grahame in The Dukes 1980 production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Nostalgia: Gloria Grahame's final wish at The Dukes in Lancaster

David Thacker was put in an impossible position when he was told his leading actress was dying.
Workers from the White Lund munitions factory including Rosa Curwen (left, bottom row). Her daughter Kitty is also pictured, bottom centre. Does anyone know anybody else on the photo? Thanks to Margaret Rae for the picture. Rosa was Margaret's grandmother.

Lancaster nostalgia picture appeal

These two pictures were brought in by reader Margaret Rae – do you recognise anyone?

Laurence Binyon

Lancashire war poet celebrated

Lancashire's most famous war poet is celebrated in a special film created for Remembrance Day.
Severe winters in Wray: Footballers on ice. J Armfield and A Waiters of Blackpool FC skate cross their frozen pitch at Bloomfield Road. January 8 1963.

Lancaster nostalgia: Harsh winters in Wray and district

Following on from earlier this month, historian David Kenyon researches the severe winters which hit Wray village and nearby. This week he looks at the comparison between the 1940s and 60s.

Lancashire-based Unfolded Tale will write and publish your autobiography

Putting your life story in print

Increasing numbers of people want to leave their life story as a legacy for feature generations of their family. Mike Hill reports
John Wheeldon, a World War one Soldier from Garstang.

Memories shared of Garstang soldier

In the week leading up to Armistice Day the granddaughter of a World War One soldier has shared her memories of her grandfather who served in many fierce battles.

The new memorial plaque paying tribute to those killed or injured in the explosion at the old White Lund Munitions Factory in 1917.

Plaque memorial for White Lund explosion victims

A memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the White Lund Explosions has been unveiled.

Terry Ainsworth shaking hands with HRH The Duke of Gloucester at Craven Cottage, London.

The man behind our Lancaster nostalgia features

Historian Terry Ainsworth is a regular contributor to our nostalgia section, reporter Gemma Sherlock speaks to the man who uses his footballing passion to tell a story.

Pendle Witches executions from a contemporary woodcut

Strange tale of Pendle Witches survivor

Local historian Barry McCann investigates the untold story of the sole survivor from the infamous family of Pendle witches

WINTER GARDENS: The view of the theatre from the prom, we guess in the 1970s.

Spooky happenings at Morecambe Winter Gardens

The Morecambe Winter Gardens is the town’s oldest surviving theatre and is often a talking a point of haunted happenings.

Railway engine, Camp House Farm, Hornby, 1940. An engine from Lancaster eventually arrived to rescue the train once the line had been cleared of snow.

Nostalgia: severe winters in Wray village and beyond

Historian David Kenyon researches the severe winters which hit Wray village and nearby in the 1940s and 50s

Gordon Rush.

Nostalgia: Football prize of a lifetime for Morecambe teen

Imagine you have travelled down memory lane to a time almost 60 years ago and heard a fascinating story.

David Chandler in the City of London, with the commemorative Penfold box installed in September 2016, to mark 500 years of the postal service

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...

Skerton School Brass Band in 1973.

Recognise these faces?

Do you recognise any of these faces?

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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