Tuesday 10 September, 6.30-7.30pm
Peter Holme, National Football Museum
Association football: the role of Lancashire and the Football League in the development of the modern game
Peter Holm looks at the development of football in Britain from early folk ‘festival’ football, public school games, the formation of the Football Association in 1863, the spread of the game to the north of
England and the growth in popularity in the Lancashire cotton towns, through to the start of the Football League in 1888.
Saturday 14 September, 11am-3pm
Heritage Open Day at Lancashire Archives
We will be one of several iconic Preston buildings taking part in this national celebration
Guided tours of the building will be offered, taking in parts not normally open to the public, and we will explore some of the archives relating to our and other local buildings.
Friday 11 October, 6-8.30pm
Telling Lives by Dr Eric Northey
A talk and performance based on the historic County Asylum records held at Lancashire Archives to mark World Mental Health Day
6.00-7.00pm Introductory talk by author Dr Eric Northey
7.30-8.30pm Performance of Telling Lives
Booking is essential
Tickets are £8.00
Tuesday 15 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Bernard Melling, University of Salford
Building a Network of Asylums in Lancashire:
Development of Mental Health Provision in the 19th century To complement the performance of Telling Lives and to mark World Mental Health Day Bernard will be looking at the development of county asylums in Lancashire throughout the nineteenth century, referring to the ‘big four’ asylums of Whittingham, Lancaster Moor, Rainhill and Prestwich.
Tuesday 12 November, 6.30-7.30pm
Lynda Semans, University of Central Lancashire
Deadly Dwellings or Des Res? St Peter’s Square, Preston
Lynda Semans explores the homes, environment and lives of the early residents of St Peter’s Square in Preston from its early nineteenth century origins.
Tuesday 19 November, 6.30-7.30pm
Dr Stephen Caunce, University of Central Lancashire
Lost Link: the distinctive history of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company
This talk is part of Changing Tracks, a programme of events, talks and activities celebrating the history and heritage of Lancashire’s railways since 1945: http://bit.ly/changingtracks.
Tuesday 10 December, 6.30-8pm
Vicci McCann and Kathryn Newman, Lancashire Archives
Christmas at Lancashire Archives: Join us for a festive archive treat!
From letters and diaries to recipes and cards we will take a look at Christmases past in the collections at
Lancashire Archives and find out more about Christmas food, traditions and memories. Mince pies will be provided - but please, no humbugs!