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Extracts from an Illustrated History of the County of Lancashire
By Mr. Redding and W. C. Taylor Published in 1842
Sections on: Burnley, Padiham, Whalley, Clitheroe, Waddington, Mitton, Stonyhurst and Ribchester
An Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Lancaster was published by How and Parsons of Fleet Street, London in 1842. The frontispiece of the book does not show the authors but the advertisement included before the preface states "The Editorship of the Work is committed to Mr. Redding; the manufacturing districts of the County of Lancaster will be described by W. C. Taylor LL.D., and the remaining portion by Mr. Redding." The work was to be published in monthly parts, each of 48 pages, with twenty to thirty wood cuts and one engraving on steel, from paintings executed by Mr. Creswick.
Thanks to Penny Galpin who sent this information to the Civic Society
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Lancashire Local History Federation
‘At Home’ with Lancaster Archaeological and Historical Society
Saturday 15 June 2019
9.30-c.4.15 Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster (adjacent to station)
Do you have, or admire, a Lancashire accent? Did your parents say words that you don't hear anymore? We are creating a dialect reading group that will progress into a dialect writing group for people who live around Pendle Hill.
But first anyone can join us for an entertaining hour and a half with Jennifer Reid, the Broadside Balladress, finding out more about the Lancashire dialect and the man who inspired the creation of a group dedicated to preserving, reading and writing that dialect - Paul Graney.
Dr Fiona Edmunds of Lancaster University, who spoke to us last year about the Celts & Scandinavians in Bowland, is running a course at Whalley Abbey on 5th April.
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'Remembering Whalley is the first book written by local historian, Paddy Brown. Coinciding with the 100 year anniversary since the signing of the Armistice that marked end of WW1 - this limited edition publication features several never-seen-before images of the village.
Offering readers an insight into the history of well-known village locations, several pages are devoted to the history of Queen Mary's Military Hospital (now Calderstones).
Priced at £25 - with each of the 200 copies individually numbered - all proceeds from the book will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
For more information and to purchase a copy, please contact Paddy directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 611 102'