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Salford Histories Festival At the end of October there will be a celebration of Salford’s past

The Cockpit of Conscience A new book about Stuart Age Lancashire

Cuerden Hall history book A new, free online publication gives a hugely comprehensive history of the hall

Free publications on South Pennines Woodlands A celebration of woodlands, with a strong historical focus

Free books from Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival Download 27 books on South Lancashire, for free

Two Stockport museums face closure Stockport town museum and Chadkirk Chapel are under threat. The other council museums will have reduced opening hours

Three Lancashire Museums to Reopen ! Good news about Helmshore  Textile Mills, Queen Street Mill Burnley and Judges’ Lodgings Lancaster

Cuerdale Viking Hoard Returns to Lancashire ! Go and see it at the Atkinson Museum in Southport

Longridge Primary Schools organise a series of commemoration events for World War 1, culminating in a large scale production at Preston Guild Hall

Fleetwood Museum is the first of the five Lancashire Museums to reopen  At last some good news about our beleaguered museums

Five Lancashire Museums to close in September 2016 , but there is still hope…                 Four organisations have bid to run the museums, but whether the museums are safe is not clear yet

Lancashire Museums have a short stay of execution There’s still time to act to help save our museums

Five Lancashire Museums to Close- and Six more to follow  Read about the terrible news about the fate of our Lancashire Museums, and what you can do to help save them

Heritage Lottery Fund May Want £1.6 Million back from Lancashire over the decision to close two of its leading museums Plans to save money by closing museums just doesn’t add up


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