Thoughts from Lancashire Archives podcast

A series of conversations about interesting items from the collections at Lancashire Archives, where nine hundred years of Lancashire's written heritage is looked after and made publicly available. Find all episodes of Thoughts from Lancashire Archives on Spotify

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Our latest episodes.

From the 1940s to the 1980s, Morecambe played host to the Miss Great Britain beauty contests. Seen as a legitimate form of seaside entertainment for three decades, the beauty contests tell us something about the changes in women's lives in the post war decades.

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Archivists Kathryn Newman and Vicci McCann are joined in Local and Community History Month by Steve Harrison of the Friends of Winckley Square to talk about the history, redevelopment and renaissance of Preston's iconic Square and inhabitants over time.

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Archivists Kathryn Newman and Victoria McCann are joined by Dr Alan Crosby to talk about the history of gardens and all things horticultural in Lancashire, ending with a 'fruity' tale from the church court records!

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This is an excerpt from a podcast recorded in September 2021 for Sports Heritage Day. In this clip Dr Peter Holme of the National Football Museum talk about Dick Kerr Ladies and the history of women's football.