Monthly Archives: September 2014

Burscough Wharf, Burscough, West Lancashire

Burscough Wharf was a  purpose built  canal horse site. It’s easy to forget that for many years the  boats on the Leeds and Liverpool canal had no engines, but instead were pulled by horses along the aptly named ‘towpath’. In recent years this formerly derelict site … Continue reading

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Ribchester’s Roman Bath House

The Roman bath house at Ribchester was built around 100 AD. Today, there are quite substantial remains of the foundations, allowing you to walk around and view its different rooms and features. It is of the simple ‘row-type bath suite’, … Continue reading

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Walton-le-Dale’s Lost Roman Military Site, near Preston

Where the rivers Ribble and Darwen meet at Walton Flats is the Capitol Centre, a large modern retail park. What most shoppers don’t realize is that this site was once a Roman military supply depot and distribution hub, picked for its excellent access … Continue reading

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