The best of Bowland on display

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An exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to go on display this weekend.

The special presentation will feature items from the Bowland Scrapbook, a publication specially commissioned for the anniversary in 2014 showing rural life in Bowland over the last 50 years, and includes a range of authentic equipment from the museum’s own farming collection.

Clitheroe Castle Museum will host the exhibition from Saturday May 28 until Sunday July 17.

Lancashire County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “The Forest of Bowland AONB is an area that we are very proud of in Lancashire.

“I’m delighted that this exhibition will celebrate its natural beauty and also encourage people who have already visited to explore the area again, or anyone who hasn’t so far to visit it for the first time.

“I’m sure that families will enjoy taking part in the superb activities.”

The exhibition has been produced by The Forest of Bowland and Lancashire County Council’s museums service.

Entry to the exhibition is free but admission to the Castle Museum is £4.20 for adults and £3.10 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18 and accompanied children up to the age of 12 go free.

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