Monthly Archives: October 2017

St Leonard the Less Church, Samlesbury near Preston

    The shape of the first small medieval building can be seen in the outside walls of the church today, as the lowest outline of brickwork (see photograph on the left). The red and yellow sandstone clearly show the earlier and later … Continue reading

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Fleetwood’s Victorian Lighthouses

It was Peter Hesketh’s bold vision to create along an empty, wind swept shore the town of Fleetwood. It was to be a brand new Victorian holiday resort and seaport. He commissioned  Captain Henry Mangles Denham of the Royal Navy and the scientific Royal Society to design … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Museum Reopens

Some good news at last, following the regrettable decision to close so many of Lancashire’s Museums a couple of years ago. Fleetwood Maritime Museum, based in the old customs house in Fleetwood has reopened. Congratulations to all the volunteers and … Continue reading

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