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Inside Lancashire's real Dad's Army

The true story of Lancaster’s Home Guard will be told in free talks before performances of a Dad’s Army themed show at The Dukes Theatre.

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The Railway Touring Company is running a steam special to mark 50 years since the end of British Rail steam passenger services. Picture: Derek Phillips.

Historic rail journey through Carnforth 50 years on

A special train to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of British Rail steam passenger services in 1968 is to stop at Carnforth as it heads north for the Settle & Carlisle Line. Fifty years ago on August 11 the now legendary ‘15 Guinea Special’, went down in rail history as the last standard gauge steam hauled passenger service.

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Museum curator Peter Donnelly and Robin Ashcroft, chairman of the trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum. Picture: King's Own Royal Regiment Museum.

New chair of trustees at the King’s Own Museum

The King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum tells the remarkable story of Lancaster’s regiment – The King’s Own Royal Regiment.

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Leighton Hall near Carnforth is celebrating its diamond anniversary on May 1.

Diamond day for Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall is the lived-in historic home of the Gillow furniture making family and descendants of this incredible dynasty still live there, with all the rooms regularly used by them and their friends.

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IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

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A new website examining 100 years of fire service history has been launched.

Looking back at 100 years of fire brigade

A new website examining 100 years of fire service history has been launched as part of plans to mark the centenary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

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Corinthians 1923 training at Crystal Palace.

Football photos have stood the test of time

Lancaster Guardian historian Terry Ainsworth presents his series of monthly articles highlighting sporting photographs of the past.

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These mix and match pairs start from under seven pounds including side plates

It doesn't have to match to be a great tea set anymore

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at a new trend in cutlery...

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The Morecambe Christelles Choir at The Church of the Ascension at Torrisholme in the early 1970s.

Morecambe reunion for Christelles Choir

The daughter of a popular conductor is organising a reunion in his memory.

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Balmoral County Secondary School pupils (now Heysham High).

SCHOOL DAYS: Balmoral County Secondary School

This week we feature a photo of students at Balmoral County Secondary School (now Heysham High).

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Frederick Eaves.

Do you have information about Frederick Eaves?

Relatives of Frederick Eaves, of Sunnyside, Lancaster, are being sought.

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Elswick, 1906'Fire at the thatched cottages, attended by Singleton Fire Brigade'Historical

Brave Lancashire firefighters over the past seven decades

Emma Harris looks back at 70 years of the Lancashire Fire Service

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Caton School, 1949

SCHOOL DAYS: Caton Primary School, 1949

Regular Guardian nostalgia contributor Terry Ainsworth sent us this photograph of children at Caton Primary School in 1949.

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Morecambe Grammar School pupils gathered for their Golden Reunion.

Morecambe Grammar School reunion on the cards

In September 2015, the pupils who left Morecambe Grammar School in 1965 enjoyed a very happy and successful reunion which was attended by ex-pupils from far and wide, including Europe and Australia.

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Author David Martin with his new book.

How brave soldiers paid the price for a most brutal victory

This week marks 100 years since thousands of Lancashire soldiers defended against one million attacking German troops in what became known as the Spring Offensive. David Martin’s new book records this pivotal moment in military history

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Wray Institute, circa 1926. Within just two years of its initial construction, Wray Institute was altered and extended to the design shown above. Its appearance has largely remained unchanged to the present day.

Visions of an institute to help educate the people

Wray Institute was built in 1923-24 by money raised by the villagers themselves, unlike the neighbouring villages of Caton and Hornby.

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Building Medical Unit 2 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary September 3, 1981.

Share your hospital memories over the past 70 years

As part of the celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is appealing to the public to come forward and share any photos, memorabilia and their fondest memories of its hospitals – the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital, Westmorland General Hospital, Morecambe’s Queen Victoria Hospital and Ulverston’s Community Health Centre.

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Cockersand Abbey chapter house

Lancashire's oldest and most dangerous highway

Gordon Heald looks at an ancient path linking the ends of the old county of Lancashire

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Decorative maps of the forgotten highways along the Lancashire coast

Exploring the county’s old route

Gordon Heald looks at an ancient path linking the ends of the old county of Lancashire

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Fireman John Fletcher, left, and driver Clifford Nelson relaxing on the rails outside Morecambe during a delay in services

Riding on Lancashire's last steam trains

John Fletcher was one of the last railwaymen of the steam era in Lancashire. His new autobiography charts what life was like on the footplate, riding the rails of the Red Rose county

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