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Mar 12

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We’re delighted to report that hundreds of people have already visited our Behind The Wall exhibition since it launched on March 3. Continue reading “HUNDREDS VISIT EXHIBITION IN FIRST WEEK” »

Mar 3

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We’re finally able to reveal what goes on Behind The Wall as our exhibition officially opens tonight at Lancaster City Museum! Continue reading “Exhibition Opens Tonight!” »

Jan 23

IN the 1970s the world of textiles was dominated by women, but that didn’t stop Michael Brennand-Wood pursuing his passion – first at Bolton College of Art, then in Manchester. After all he’d been taught to sew and knit by his grandmother who worked in one of the mills in Summerseat, near Bury. Now, more

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Dec 5
Nov 7

What a great time we had at the Michael Brennand-Wood workshops at Standfast & Barracks. Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed to Michael’s final in-situ piece. The artwork is well on its way now…and will be unveiled very soon. Don’t forget the Open Day at Standfast & Barracks on Saturday, November 26th. Free

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Aug 8

Megan Makinson looks through some archive material at Standfast & BarracksMirador is delighted to welcome Megan Makinson, a history student at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, as our Behind The Wall research assistant. Continue reading “Megan Joins Mirador” »

Jun 12

We’re delighted to report that our Behind The Wall project is now underway.
Continue reading “BEHIND THE WALL GOES AHEAD!” »

Jul 24

One of the bones carved by an internee at the Caton Road camp. Picture courtesy of Lancaster City MuseumLancaster City Museum has recently acquired some interesting items linked to the time when the Standfast & Barracks site was a World War One internment camp. Continue reading “Them Fascinating Bones!” »

Jun 5
Exterior photograph of the internment camp. Picture courtesy of Lancaster City Museum

Exterior photograph of the internment camp. Picture courtesy of Lancaster City Museum

 

As most of us know, local newspapers can be a great source of interesting stories from yesteryear, and the Lancaster Guardian doesn’t disappoint when it comes to discovering more about what was going on  at the city’s internment camp in Caton Road a century ago. Continue reading “Old News, New Insights” »