- Janet Rigby
15th August 2024
Lancaster, the county town of Lancashire, achieved city status in 1937. Dominating the landscape is the Castle dating from the eleventh century. The scene of many trials and executions, its Crown Court is still a working court and prison. Royal connections with the Duchy of Lancaster also go back to the Middle Ages. The town prospered as it became one of the busiest ports in England with strong links to the slave trade. The city centre has fine Georgian buildings, museums such as the Maritime Museum, Judges Lodgings and a canal running through it. The picturesque Williamson Park, home to the iconic Ashton Memorial, and the River Lune Millennium Park reflect former industries. Today Lancaster is a vibrant university city, host to many festivals throughout the year and the Grand Theatre is one of the country’s oldest working theatres.
Celebrating Lancaster chronicles the proud heritage of Lancaster, its important moments and what draws so many to this dynamic city today. Illustrated throughout, this fascinating book offers a marvellous and refreshingly positive insight into Lancaster’s rich heritage, its special events and important moments. Celebrating Lancaster will be a valuable contribution to the history of the city and provide a source of many memories to those who have known it well over the years.