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Gruesome world of medicine in Lancaster

A weird and wonderful collection of medical paraphernalia from the past is the subject of a special collection put together by a dedicated group of people from Lancaster, as Aaron Cox reports

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Scotforth St Paul's, 1948/49.

School Days: Scotforth St Paul’s, 1948/49

Ray Carr sent us this photo from Scotforth St Paul’s,Standard 2 Class 1948/9, along with the names he remembers.

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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.

New art project delves into Morecambe’s past

A photographer is appealing for holiday stories for a new arts and heritage project in Morecambe.

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Some of the women and children of Westfield, Lancaster in the 1940s.

Forgotten Lancaster female heroes of the war

Think of heroes of the First World War and most of us picture soldiers in trenches knee deep in mud, but a new project in Lancaster is looking at a group of forgotten female heroes.

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Wray Girls' Friendly Society, School House, 1907.  Pictured here are the winners of Southport Musical Festival shield. Back row from left, M Robertshaw and Miss Braithwaite.  Second row from left, W Smith, A Townson, Harriet Mason.  Third row from left, A Caradus, Isabel Smith, Sissie Barge, Rose Shackleton, Mrs Travis.  Seated, Mrs Mitton, Essie Swindlehurst, Alice Stephenson, Mr Jas Smith (schoolmaster and conductor).

An historic look back at a Wray school

Historian David Kenyon looks back on the history of Wray School.

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Red Rose Boys Club 1950-51. Back row from left, Bill Kirby, Conroy Cullen, Jack Holmes, Brian Newbury, Les Heward and Ron Mitchell. Front row from left, Fred Isaacs, Jim Bonnick, Ken Holden and Pete Hudson.

Lancaster football nostalgia

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

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Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway by David John Hindle

Book review: Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway by David John Hindle

The popularity of the TV programme “Coast” has brought the delights of Britain’s coastal regions to a wider audience, especially those not too familiar with our nation’s spectacular seaboard.
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1st Lancashire Fusiliers waiting in sunken road in middle of no man's land for July 1, 1916 attack at the Somme

Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme

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Bob Middleton and his autograph book.

How Eric Morecambe helped one young boy’s autograph collection

Sixty years ago a boy with a passion for collecting was helped by Mr Morecambe himself.

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Band of brothers - This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived

This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived.

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Drawing by David Hartnup of Thistle House by moonlight, formally the Crown and Thistle public house. It is situated at The Cross, Main Street, Wray. Around 1860, teh Crown and Thistle was purchased by the Reverand W Ripley with the intention of closing it for the sale of alcohol. He wished to curb what he believed to be the excessive drinking habits of Wray's inhabitants. The Reverent Ripley also opened a reading room for the village next door to the former public house. This was in use between 1861 and 1882. Picture by Bentham Imaging, Jon Brook.

Nostalgia: Looking back at a Wray policeman

Wray historian David Kenyon looks back at the village policeman who tackled drunkeness and brawls but was not liked by everybody.

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Captain John Beatson

Former Second World War sea captain from Garstang and Blackpool dies

Tributes have been paid to a former Second World War sea captain who has died aged 91.
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The photograph taken from Dan Wright's collection.

Famous funeral in old Lancaster picture

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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?

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Laurence Binyon

Lancashire war poet celebrated

Lancashire's most famous war poet is celebrated in a special film created for Remembrance Day.
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