Sir Roger Bannister, who was the first person to achieve the ‘impossible’ by breaking the four minute mile, has died at the age of 88. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and all who knew him. Sir Roger was a descendant of the Bannisters of Park Hill and a great supporter of the Heritage Centre since its inception.
A party of 11 members of the Friends were welcomed by Carol and Harry Johnson, the owners of the Woodend Coal Mining Museum. After an excellent ….. lunch we were given a lively tour of the small but very interesting Museum. We were shown a plethora of mining equipment and it was easy to understand…
Reprieve for Lancashire’s under-threat council museums
Latest news on the museums saga – Click Here
Cheshire Roman treasure hoards on display for first time
The Knutsford and Malpas Hoards are on display at Museum of Liverpool until 19th June, Click Here for more information.
The cultural shockwaves of the closure of the 5 Lancashire museums continues and, in this article, the issue is compared with what some see as a London vanity project, the cost of which would keep the Lancashire museums going for half a century. CLICK HERE for the article.
Museum Closures… the national picture
After cuts forced Bradford to send its photo archive to London last week, battle lines are being drawn on the future of key museums outside the capital. CLICK HERE for story.