Our history is in safe hands

Top service: County hall looks after our archives
Top service: County hall looks after our archives
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Lancashire’s heritage is in safe hands.

The county’s archive services has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation - the new UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

The standard is awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector.

Lancashire Archives looks after 900 years of history and the accolade signifies that Lancashire Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its wide range of users.

Dedicated staff preserve and catalogue nine miles of unique and irreplaceable historic documents for public use.

People from all over the world visit the archive service, in Bow Lane to trace their Lancashire roots.

Jacquie Crosby, Archives Service Manager said: “It is wonderful to have national recognition of the high quality service run by Lancashire County Council.

“I am proud of my team who have worked hard to achieve this standard for the archive collections and our visitors and researchers.”

The Archive Service Accreditation assessors stated that Lancashire’s application was the first application they had seen which met every one of their requirements for the standard.