Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Lost Leper Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Preston

The site of St Walburge’s church is believed to be the location of a Medieval leper hospital, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. Nothing now remains of this building, but what evidence do we have that it was located here ? The … Continue reading

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Five Lancashire Museums Will Now Close, but there’s still hope….

Lancashire County Council has made the decision to close five museums at the end of September 2016, but four organisations have come forward with bids to run them. One organisation is looking to run both Helmshore and Queen Street Mills, and the … Continue reading

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