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Lancashire Collection

Background imageLancashire Collection: Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire

Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire
Market Place & Church, Leigh, near Wigan, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, formed in 1968 from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (top right), the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (bottom right)

Background imageLancashire Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageLancashire Collection: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, formed in 1968 from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (top right), the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (bottom right)

Background imageLancashire Collection: Rivington Pike, Lancashire

Rivington Pike, Lancashire
Rivington Place, Lancashire, viewed from Blackrod Date: circa 1830

Background imageLancashire Collection: Preston Docks, Lancashire

Preston Docks, Lancashire
A wonderful photograph showing the Bardic Ferry unloading British Road Services trucks while docked at the quayside in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageLancashire Collection: Horrockses Crewdson & Co

Horrockses Crewdson & Co
Traffic passing the smoking chimneys of Horrockses, Crewdson & Co. Centenary Cotton Mills, Preston. The factory windows are illuminated

Background imageLancashire Collection: Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire

Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire
The decaying hulk of Horatio Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant wrecked on the beach at Blackpool, Lancashire. On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm when under tow

Background imageLancashire Collection: The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College

The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College
As part of their series on the education of British Youth, the Illustrated London News ran a feature on Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool / Pleasure Beach

Blackpool / Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, Lancashire: the Pleasure Beach

Background imageLancashire Collection: CARTMEL RACES POSTER

CARTMEL RACES POSTER
A poster announcing Whit Monday races (29th May 1871) at Cartmel, Lancashire. Races will include a hurdle race, the Hartington Stake, the Innkeepers Stake, a Trotting Match and a Hound Dog Trail

Background imageLancashire Collection: The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England

The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England. Date: 1924

Background imageLancashire Collection: Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England

Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England. Date: 1943

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire

Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire

Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire
Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageLancashire Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster, Join the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1920 (c). Printed by Gale and Polden Ltd, 1920 (c). Includes photographs of Victoria Cross winners from the regiment. Date: 1920

Background imageLancashire Collection: Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Interior view of a tramshed at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, showing various trams with advertising material: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Colmans Mustard, Lifebuoy Soap

Background imageLancashire Collection: Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageLancashire Collection: WW1 poster, Types of the British Army

WW1 poster, Types of the British Army, Dismounted Branches, showing the various uniforms. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageLancashire Collection: The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, England

The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, England
The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, near Oldham/Marsden, Lancashire, England. Date: 1909

Background imageLancashire Collection: Benja Fold, Bramhall, Lancashire

Benja Fold, Bramhall, Lancashire
Benja Fold, Bramhall, Stockport, near Cheadle Hulme, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancashire Cotton Barge

Lancashire Cotton Barge
Barges loaded with bales of raw cotton, destined for the cotton mills, Leeds - Liverpool Canal, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Darbishire Ufo Fake

Darbishire Ufo Fake
Schoolboy Stephen Darbishire photographs this Adamski-type UFO at Coniston, Lancashire : it will be many years before he will admit it is a fake

Background imageLancashire Collection: The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams

The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams - the older steam tramcar from 1886 (top) dubbed the Baltic Fleet and (below) the new modern electric car - the Flying Squadron ! Date: 1907

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lord Street at Night, Southport, Lancashire

Lord Street at Night, Southport, Lancashire, England. Date: 1913

Background imageLancashire Collection: View toward Lancaster, Lancashire, England

View toward Lancaster, Lancashire, England
View toward Lancaster from Freemans Wood, Lancashire, England Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLancashire Collection: First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644

First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644
Royalist stronghold Lathom House in Lancashire defies Parlimentarian pressure and raises the royal standard. The ensuing siege lasted three months, but was eventually lifted

Background imageLancashire Collection: Morecambe Lido

Morecambe Lido
The Super Swimming Stadium, an open air swimming pool (lido) at Morecambe, Lancashire, England, was built in 1936 to compete with nearby Blackpool. Date: built 1936

Background imageLancashire Collection: Bank Hall Colliery, Mining

Bank Hall Colliery, Mining
Bank Hall Colliery, Burnley, Lancashire, England. The Pit Wheel, in silhouette

Background imageLancashire Collection: Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire

Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire
Aerial view of Brockhall Hospital at Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire, established in 1904 by the Lancashire Inebriates Acts Board as an inebriate reformatory for women

Background imageLancashire Collection: Rochdale Union Workhouse, Dearnley, Lancashire

Rochdale Union Workhouse, Dearnley, Lancashire
The approach to the Rochdale Union workhouse, opened in 1877 at Dearnley, near Rochdale, Lancashire. The site later became Birch Hill Hospital

Background imageLancashire Collection: Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire

Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire, office and factory -- trade design. 1920

Background imageLancashire Collection: Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire

Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire. Date: 1911

Background imageLancashire Collection: Southport

Southport, pier and promanade. 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested

Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested. A Lancashire lass in clogs and shawl being Escorted Through Palace Yard by two burly policemen

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancaster Castle Station

Lancaster Castle Station, Lancashire, pictured on the morning of the official opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway, for which it was the southern terminus Date: December 1846

Background imageLancashire Collection: Four Lane Ends, Shaw and Crompton, Lancashire

Four Lane Ends, Shaw and Crompton, Lancashire. The crossroads end of Market Street, Milnrow Road, Beal Lane and Rochdale Road. The Pineapple Inn (on right) is still in business! Date: 1906

Background imageLancashire Collection: LANCASTER CASTLE, Lancashire

LANCASTER CASTLE, Lancashire
Lancaster Castle, Lancashire, with some kind of social event going on in the grounds. Date: 1845

Background imageLancashire Collection: Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire
Women operating cotton weaving looms at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire

Background imageLancashire Collection: Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire
A huge cotton weaving shed at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire, with people at work

Background imageLancashire Collection: Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire

Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire
Female quarters at Whittingham Asylum, Cumeragh Lane, Goosnargh, near Preston, Lancashire. The asylum, designed by Henry Littler of Manchester, opened in 1873 as the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageLancashire Collection: Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire

Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire
View of the Superintendents House at the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum, at Bury New Road, Prestwich, near Manchester, designed by Isaac Holden and opened in 1851

Background imageLancashire Collection: LANCASTER, Lancashire

LANCASTER, Lancashire
Birds eye view of Lancaster, Lancashire

Background imageLancashire Collection: Palace Ballroom, Blackpool

Palace Ballroom, Blackpool
The sumptously decorated Palace Ballroom, at Blackpool Lancashire - evening dress is de rigueur in this popular venue

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancashire Weaver / 1890S

Lancashire Weaver / 1890S
A weaver in a Lancashire cotton mill

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancashire Witches

Lancashire Witches
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES Mother Chattox, noted local witch, rides to Pendle Hill

Background imageLancashire Collection: Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington

Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington, near Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1907



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