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News: Take A Step Back In Time

Friday, 6th June 2004
(PR 1380)

LANCASHIRE'S own "time team" is to guide people on a series of "Meet the Ancestors" trips to the county's past.

Not many people realise it, but Lancashire's historic points of interest date back to the Stone Age and the paleolithic era - with plenty of Roman and medieval artefacts thrown in for good measure.

So Lancashire County Council's Archaeology Service is organising a series of guided walks over the summer when experts will lead people around various parts of Lancashire while pointing out historic sites.

Lynda Sutton, one of the organisers, said:

"These will be nice Sunday afternoon social outings which will also give people the chance to learn as they look.

"The Archaeology Service has mapped scores of historic sites which range from truly ancient sites to more recent Victorian architecture.

"Our guides are all experts who are skilled in linking the past to the present - while ensuring that everyone has a great afternoon out."

The walks include:

  • Sunday 27 June, Battle of Preston.
  • Sunday 4 July, Colne.
  • Sunday 11 July, Glasson.
  • Sunday 18 July, Scarisbrick Hall (four tours).
  • Sunday 25 July, Wray and Roeburndale.
  • Sunday 8 August, Halton.
  • Sunday 15 August, Longridge.
  • Sunday 22 August, Leck Fell.

All walks are free but places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Places can be reserved by telephoning 01772 533404.

For further information please contact: Neil Graham on 01772 531095

neil.graham@css.lancscc.gov.uk


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