Monthly Archives: November 2015

Five Lancashire Museums to Close and Six More Could Follow

  For the very latest on this story as of autumn 2016 click here Lancashire County Council is planning to close five Lancashire museums. They are :  Museum of Lancashire (in Preston), Queen Street Mill in Burnley, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, … Continue reading

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Manchester Roman Fort and Vicus

  The Romans built their first fort at Manchester in 79 AD on a carefully chosen strategic site. Built on a sandstone outcrop it was close by a crossing point on the River Medlock, near to where it meets the River Irwell. They … Continue reading

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