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Leafy Woodplumpton circa 1900

Forced to walk three miles for a pint

During the late 1800s pubs could only serve people who had travelled more than three miles which was a blow for many locals but a boon for one village just four miles from Preston, as John Grimbaldeston reports
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Inside the engine room of the Preesall salt mine

How Lancashire's salt mining industry began

The go-ahead to store gas in underground caverns in the Lancashire countryside is just the latest stage in the colourful life of the county’s salt mines. Gordon Heald retraces their history in the first of a two part special report
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Undercutting machine in operation at Preesall salt mine

Dangers beneath Lancashire's fields

The go ahead to store gas in underground caverns in the Lancashire countryside is just the latest stage in the colourful life of the county’s salt mines. In the second of a two part special Gordon Heald looks at when disaster struck

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