Monthly Archives: May 2014

North Euston Hotel

The North Euston hotel was built in the 1830s, when it became clear that the new railway system would reach Fleetwood.  It was hoped that there would be a steady flow of long-distance travellers, all needing sustenance or a bed … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn

Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn, is a stunning building in the Mount Pleasant area of the town.  It is no longer used as a church but the building is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is a Grade II … Continue reading

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Heskin Hall, at Heskin Green

Heskin Hall is now a modern conference centre, but its 16th century origins can still be seen. During the Civil War, Heskin Hall was a Royalist house, well-known for harbouring priests. One of these priests was discovered here by Roundhead … Continue reading

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Mystery initials on a porch at St Peter’s Church, Heysham

On the latest of my frequent trips to Heysham, I discovered something – or several somethings – I’d never seen before. I’d driven there in the hope of catching an interesting sunset, as I’d judged that the sun might show … Continue reading

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