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Oct 13

Would you like to work alongside one of the country’s leading textile artists to create an artwork celebrating the fascinating history of Lancaster’s Standfast & Barracks site? Then this is your chance. International artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be in Lancaster next month and is looking for volunteers to help him produce a site-specific work at

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Oct 7

Megan looks at some fabric in the Standfast & Barracks archive.Megan Makinson, our Behind The Wall research assistant, brings us up-to-date with her work so far: Continue reading “Megan Makes History” »

Sep 25

As a costume designer and maker of wearable art based in Lancaster, one of Katie Duxbury’s regular haunts is the Standfast & Barracks factory shop. Continue reading “A Follower Of Behind The Wall Fashion” »

Aug 28

Who would think that the man who designed a Lancaster cathedral was also responsible for one of the city’s most thriving industrial sites? Continue reading “The Man Behind The Building” »

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” »

May 1

To mark Local and Community History Month this May, Mirador looks back to what was happening a century ago at the Standfast & Barracks site which is the focus of our Behind The Wall project. Continue reading “HELLO LOCAL AND COMMUNITY HISTORY MONTH, GOODBYE TO ALL THAT” »

Apr 3

One of our Mirador team, Sue Riley, has written a feature for April’s edition of Lancashire Life as part of their new Made In Lancashire campaign. Continue reading “MIRADOR’S PART OF LANCASHIRE LIFE” »