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Local Life - West Lancashire - March 2018

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16 Old photos exhibition

16 Old photos exhibition ‘Images of Burscough and Surrounding Areas’ is back once more to turn back the clock. Michael Dawson, Lol Critchley and friends are once again putting on an exhibition dedicated to ‘Keeping the Past Alive.’ The two day exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday, March 4, 10am- 4pm in the main hall at the Stanley Club, 1 Liverpool Rd N, Burscough, L40 5TN. The Deputy Mayor, Noel Delaney will be opening the exhibition which will feature 600-plus photographs and a wide variety of local memorabilia including from the former Naval Air Station, HMS Ringtail. Admission is free, and other local groups will show their own displays including; Paul Smith’s Ormskirk Museum (Sat), Burscough Heritage Group (Sun), Lathom & Burscough Military Heritage Society and Ormskirk & District Family History Society (Sun). The exhibition also covers Rufford, Lathom, Newburgh, Parbold, Scarisbrick and Ormskirk. Local books, photos, mounted prints, DVDs and other gifts will be on sale to raise money for the groups. The group is always looking for old local photos to add to the archive, so if you have any tucked away in old photo albums, please take them to the event or visit www.images-of-burscough.co.uk for more information.

17 Image of original Lordsgate School unearthed A 30 year hunt for a photo of the original Lordsgate Township Primary School has ended with success. The school, orginally on Lordsgate Lane, opened on 18th February 18, 1878. The adjacent school house was built in 1880. It all was demolished in April 1943 to make way for HMS Ringtail. Local historians have been scouring for a photo of the original site for years, but without success. Michael Dawson, of Images of Burscough and Surrounding Areas, said: “I was given access to the Ernest Rosbottom collection last year by Stuart and Lynne Gray and in the collection was five photos of the original Lordsgate School, I had been searching for 30 years for a photo of that school!” Are you fed up with clutter? Need EASY ACCESS to your loft? Do you want to: • De-clutter Your Home • Create Up To 1/3rd More Space • Have Safe & Easy Loft Access We supply and fit: • Loft Ladders & Loft Hatches • Boarding, Lighting • Insulation We guarantee: • Professional & Friendly Service • No Mess • 5 Year Full Parts & Labour Guarantee CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION SURVEY & QUOTE www.access4lofts-preston.co.uk email: access4lofts@aol.com 01772 811611

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