City’s secrets of law and disorder

The Judges Lodgings in Lancaster.

The Judges Lodgings in Lancaster.

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THE secrets of Lancaster’s criminal past will be revealed during three special walking tours in August and September.

Organisers say they will provide an opportunity to learn more about past criminal behaviour in “Lawless Lancaster”.

The tours on August 9, 23 and September 6 will start at 10.30am at Lancaster Castle and will finish at approximately 4.30pm at Lancaster Town Hall.

They will take in local landmarks the Judges’ Lodgings, Lancaster City Museum and the courtroom and cells at Lancaster Town Hall, as well as lunch at Lancaster Castle.

Now in theirsecond year, the walks tell of law and order, crime and punishment in Lancaster from the Georgian period in the 18th century through to the early 20th century.

County Coun. Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “People taking part will be able to learn about the more hidden details of the city’s history, and enjoy some gentle exercise at the same time.”

Tickets cost £20 for adults and £15 for concessions. They include lunch. The tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

To book a ticket or for more information phone 01524 64998 or call at the Lancaster Castle shop between 9.30am and 4.30pm..