Bugles and football was the cadet way

Guardian reader Stanley Fairclough sent in this photograph of the drums and bugle band within Chorley Army Cadet Force from around 1945.

The Serpentine Lake at Moor Park

Preston soldier had blood on belt but acquitted of attack

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at the violent assault of a police officer...

These Doctor Who annuals accompanied the BBC series. They cost a fiver each

Fancy buying Dr Who’s Tardis for £1,000?

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at Dr Who memorabilia

Tiggis restaurant on Guildhall Street, Preston

The end of an Italian love affair

It has been an inglorious end for a once-glorious Preston eatery.

Photo Neil Cross
Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

The Kardomah Cafe

Preston fire chief avoids assault conviction

Historian Keith Johnson looks back at the case of an assualt that never was...

These David Copperfield books are collectable

Books can be a goldmine for Lancashire collectors

Allan Blackburn looks at an interesting chapter in the world of antiques...

1950 tree planting at Fox Lane Junior School in Leyland

Memories of Fox Lane Junior School in Leyland

From sleeping on a camp bed around a fire to watching the planting of a new tree, one grandmother has plenty of memories of her time at school.

Some lovely examples of Beswick

Beswick pottery is animal magic

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a close-up look at Beswick pottery...

The Key Stone Inn on Brook Street

Thieves caught at Preston pub after armed stand-off with police

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at a crime against the police from yesteryear...

The final part of the Polo Tower demolition in Morecambe. Picture by David Hodgson.

Time capsule hidden under Morecambe’s Polo Tower

Here is some more on the time capsule buried in the foundations of the Polo Tower.

Youngsters queueing outside Greens Hippodrome in Leyland in 1936

Moving pictures of Leyland’s first cinema

Leyland Historical Society has allowed the Guardian to print this photograph of children queueing for a matinee outside Leyland’s first cinema.

Lancaster nostalgia: Bill Thompson

Lancaster nostalgia: Bill Thompson

Historians Mike Whalley and Terry Ainsworth look on a special Lancaster club member, Bill Thompson.

Thieves struck at the Black Bull on Friargate

Seven years’ hard labour for Preston pub thief

Local historian Keith Johnson takes a look at a thief who got seven years’ hard labour for a pub break-in..

These gorgeous little bunnies are on sale for just �10

These rabbits are collectable and cute

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at some collectable - and cute - pottery...

Interior of the hospital hut at Wampo on the Burma-Thailand Railway

Nostalgia: Lancaster officer’s diary from Japanese prisoner of war camp

New book tells story of Lancaster officer’s tune held in a notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp.

Col Cary Owtram digging up his wartime diary in 1945

Lancashire soldier's hell on the River Kwai

During the Second World War Colonel Cary Owtram OBE was held in Chungkai Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, on the infamous river Kwai.

Steam yacht Aline sailed the Duke of Edinburgh round Preston dock before the opening ceremony

Royal fanfare for Preston Docks opening

June 25 marks 125 years since the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened Preston Docks. William Macluskie reports

St Pauls Road where the stranger was spotted

Landlady killing leads to Preston manhunt

Historian Keith Johnson looks at the hunt for a murderer from yesteryear...

This plate is late Spode. Made between 1833 - 47,  it is on sale for �23

Popular pottery producer that made items for the Titanic

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at Copeland Spode pottery...

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