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Viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, - Branch of the North-Western Railway to Poulton-le-Sands

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An engraving of a timber viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, which carried the Midland Railway to Poulton-le-Sands (later known as Morecambe). The engineer for this viaduct was J. Watson.
The viaduct formed part of a branch of the rail line…

The Great Railway Strike: comments and responses

The Great Railway Strike: food-distribution by the government - Hyde Park as depot
The files on this item are all drawn from the same edition of the Illustrated London News, from early October 1919. They all relate to a national railway strike which started on 27 September 1919.
During World War One, and its immediate aftermath, …

King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster

This website relates to the museum of the King's Own Royal Regiment, which is housed in the City Museum in Lancaster. It is linked to a number of other website relating to World War One, including 'Remember', written and developed by Steve Irwin for…

The Hull whaler 'Abram'

Launched in Lancaster in 1806, Abram was named after a West Indian planter and merchant. She had a very long career, sailing initially to the British and Danish Virgin Islands of Tortola, St Thomas and St Croix. The documentary record of her voyages…

Jacobite resources in The National Archives - 1745

This collection brings together a range of materials which allow students and teachers to develop their own questions and lines of historical enquiry on the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.