City’s war time past comes to life in new guided walk

Lancaster Castle.
Lancaster Castle.

A guided walk telling the story of Lancaster in the First World War will depart from the castle gates at 7.30pm on July 24.

The walk, led by Catwalks, explores the contribution that Lancastrians made to the war effort on the “Home Front” and the effect made by the war on the town while so many men were away facing the dangers of the battlefield.

The walk starts at Lancaster Castle main gates and passes many of the buildings and institutions which played a role in the story of the war.

The background to the tragic explosion at the White Lund munitions factory is explained, and how a large number of Germans came to be interned in an old Lancaster factory.

The walks last up to two hours. Further walks take place on Thursday, July 31 and on Thursdays in August (7, 14 and 28) and Sundays (10 and 31).

All the walks start at 7.30pm at the gates to Lancaster Castle in Castle Park.

No advanced booking is required and the cost of the walk is £4 per adult and £1 per child. Call 01524 792089 for further information.