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Lancashire Collection

"Lancashire: A Rich Tapestry of History, Beauty, and Culture" Discover the storied past and vibrant present of Lancashire, a captivating county in North West England

Background imageLancashire Collection: Horrockses Crewdson & Co

Horrockses Crewdson & Co
Traffic passing the smoking chimneys of Horrockses, Crewdson & Co. Centenary Cotton Mills, Preston. The factory windows are illuminated

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool Wreck of the HMS Foudroyant in 1897

Blackpool Wreck of the HMS Foudroyant in 1897

Background imageLancashire Collection: Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain

Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain
circa 1935: A view of the front elevation of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. Designed by architect Oliver Hill and built in 1932-33 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway

Background imageLancashire Collection: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, formed in 1968 from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (top right), the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (bottom right)

Background imageLancashire Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool tower and Illuminations, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Blackpool tower and Illuminations, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancashire Historical John Speed 1610 Map

Lancashire Historical John Speed 1610 Map
A reproduction of John Speeds historical map of the county of Lancashire. Originally published as part of his atlas called The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain in 1610

Background imageLancashire Collection: View across farmland towards distant fells, looking towards Pendle Hill, Clitheroe

View across farmland towards distant fells, looking towards Pendle Hill, Clitheroe, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England, November

Background imageLancashire Collection: Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire

Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire
Market Place & Church, Leigh, near Wigan, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, formed in 1968 from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (top right), the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (bottom right)

Background imageLancashire Collection: Seaside donkey on beach with Blackpool tower behind, Blackpool, Lancashire

Seaside donkey on beach with Blackpool tower behind, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLancashire Collection: Preston Docks, Lancashire

Preston Docks, Lancashire
A wonderful photograph showing the Bardic Ferry unloading British Road Services trucks while docked at the quayside in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageLancashire Collection: The Big One, the 235ft roller coaster, the largest in Europe, at Pleasure Beach

The Big One, the 235ft roller coaster, the largest in Europe, at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLancashire Collection: Accrington Stanley. No more football inside the ground so three youngsters play outside

Accrington Stanley. No more football inside the ground so three youngsters play outside. 6th March 1962

Background imageLancashire Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageLancashire Collection: Rivington Pike, Lancashire

Rivington Pike, Lancashire
Rivington Place, Lancashire, viewed from Blackrod Date: circa 1830

Background imageLancashire Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster, Join the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1920 (c). Printed by Gale and Polden Ltd, 1920 (c). Includes photographs of Victoria Cross winners from the regiment. Date: 1920

Background imageLancashire Collection: Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire

Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire
The decaying hulk of Horatio Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant wrecked on the beach at Blackpool, Lancashire. On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm when under tow

Background imageLancashire Collection: England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes

England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes. Lytham St Annes pier located near Blackpool, on the Irish Sea Coast

Background imageLancashire Collection: The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College

The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College
As part of their series on the education of British Youth, the Illustrated London News ran a feature on Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool / Pleasure Beach

Blackpool / Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, Lancashire: the Pleasure Beach

Background imageLancashire Collection: CARTMEL RACES POSTER

CARTMEL RACES POSTER
A poster announcing Whit Monday races (29th May 1871) at Cartmel, Lancashire. Races will include a hurdle race, the Hartington Stake, the Innkeepers Stake, a Trotting Match and a Hound Dog Trail

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool Rock, Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Blackpool Rock, Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Background imageLancashire Collection: View across farmland towards fell, Parlick Fell, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England, November

View across farmland towards fell, Parlick Fell, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England, November

Background imageLancashire Collection: The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England

The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England. Date: 1924

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire

Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire

Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire
Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Old County Map of Lancashire 1611 by John Speed

Old County Map of Lancashire 1611 by John Speed
A facimile of John Speeds historical map of Lancashire published for the " Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain", an atlas to accompany " a history of Great Britain"

Background imageLancashire Collection: Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England

Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England. Date: 1943

Background imageLancashire Collection: Southport

Southport, pier and promanade. 1900s

Background imageLancashire Collection: WW1 poster, Types of the British Army

WW1 poster, Types of the British Army, Dismounted Branches, showing the various uniforms. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageLancashire Collection: The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, England

The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, England
The Village, Uppermill, Saddleworth, near Oldham/Marsden, Lancashire, England. Date: 1909

Background imageLancashire Collection: Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Interior view of a tramshed at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, showing various trams with advertising material: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Colmans Mustard, Lifebuoy Soap

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancaster City United Kingdom

Lancaster City United Kingdom
Castle Hill an old street in Lancaster on a misty night in Winter

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lancashire Cotton Barge

Lancashire Cotton Barge
Barges loaded with bales of raw cotton, destined for the cotton mills, Leeds - Liverpool Canal, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageLancashire Collection: Darbishire Ufo Fake

Darbishire Ufo Fake
Schoolboy Stephen Darbishire photographs this Adamski-type UFO at Coniston, Lancashire : it will be many years before he will admit it is a fake

Background imageLancashire Collection: Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England

Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England
This postcode district map (sheet 4) displays the complete first half, or Outward Code, of the Postcode (eg LS2) for Northern England covering from Hawick in the north to Nantwich in the south

Background imageLancashire Collection: The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams

The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams - the older steam tramcar from 1886 (top) dubbed the Baltic Fleet and (below) the new modern electric car - the Flying Squadron ! Date: 1907

Background imageLancashire Collection: Lord Street at Night, Southport, Lancashire

Lord Street at Night, Southport, Lancashire, England. Date: 1913

Background imageLancashire Collection: Ingleborough & Penyghent mountains vista

Ingleborough & Penyghent mountains vista
A distant view of two iconic hills in Yorkshire, part of the 3 peaks walk. Viewed from the Bowland forest area

Background imageLancashire Collection: Blackpool illuminations with the tower and street mermaid decorations, Blackpool

Blackpool illuminations with the tower and street mermaid decorations, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLancashire Collection: View toward Lancaster, Lancashire, England

View toward Lancaster, Lancashire, England
View toward Lancaster from Freemans Wood, Lancashire, England Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLancashire Collection: First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644

First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644
Royalist stronghold Lathom House in Lancashire defies Parlimentarian pressure and raises the royal standard. The ensuing siege lasted three months, but was eventually lifted

Background imageLancashire Collection: Morecambe Lido

Morecambe Lido
The Super Swimming Stadium, an open air swimming pool (lido) at Morecambe, Lancashire, England, was built in 1936 to compete with nearby Blackpool. Date: built 1936

Background imageLancashire Collection: Bank Hall Colliery, Mining

Bank Hall Colliery, Mining
Bank Hall Colliery, Burnley, Lancashire, England. The Pit Wheel, in silhouette

Background imageLancashire Collection: Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire

Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire
Aerial view of Brockhall Hospital at Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire, established in 1904 by the Lancashire Inebriates Acts Board as an inebriate reformatory for women

Background imageLancashire Collection: Rochdale Union Workhouse, Dearnley, Lancashire

Rochdale Union Workhouse, Dearnley, Lancashire
The approach to the Rochdale Union workhouse, opened in 1877 at Dearnley, near Rochdale, Lancashire. The site later became Birch Hill Hospital



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"Lancashire: A Rich Tapestry of History, Beauty, and Culture" Discover the storied past and vibrant present of Lancashire, a captivating county in North West England. Home to the renowned Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Lancashire boasts a proud military heritage that has shaped its identity. Immerse yourself in the elegance of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, an architectural gem that stands as Britain's first Art Deco hotel. Marvel at its timeless beauty while enjoying breathtaking views of the stunning coastline. Crossing over the iconic Runcorn-Widnes Bridge is like stepping into history. This engineering marvel connects two towns and symbolizes Lancashire's industrial prowess. Explore Lancashire through time with the fascinating John Speed 1610 Map, which offers a glimpse into how this region evolved over centuries. Trace your fingers along its intricate details and uncover hidden gems waiting to be discovered. No visit to Lancashire would be complete without experiencing Blackpool's famous landmarks. Stand tall beside Blackpool Tower as it dominates the skyline or witness its dazzling Illuminations that transform nights into magical spectacles. Step back in time at Market Place & Church in Leigh, where historic charm meets modern vibrancy. Immerse yourself in local culture as you wander through bustling markets or admire ancient architecture standing proudly against changing times. Capture unforgettable moments on sandy shores with a seaside donkey ride framed by Blackpool Tower's majestic silhouette - an image that encapsulates quintessential Lancashire coastal bliss. Delve deeper into this diverse county with Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England; let it guide you through picturesque landscapes and charming villages tucked away within this vast region. Treat your taste buds to traditional delights like Blackpool Rock - colorful confectionery synonymous with seaside fun - or indulge in leisurely dips at Southport's Sea Bathing Pool (Lido), offering refreshing respite from everyday life.