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Events & Exhibitions

Local Heritage Day

Saturday 9th September 2023

 11am to 4pm

St Thomas’s Church Hall, Church Street, Garstang

Free Admission


There will be displays of old local photos & artefacts from the rural district, local authors, local history and heritage groups, military museums, old Lancashire books and more!

Tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes will be on sale

Confirmed attendees:

  • Garstang & District Heritage Society
  • Garstang Town Trust
  • Garstang Historical Society
  • Wyre Council Natural Heritage
  • Bleasdale Heritage Centre
  • Winmarleigh Church
  • Winmarleigh display of Lord Winmarleigh story
  • Garstang and Knott End Railway Society – featuring a display about the Pilling Pig by pupils at Nateby Primary School
  • Garstang Town Trust
  • Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Group
  • Lancashire Family History Group
  • Landy Publishing – sales of old Lancashire Books
  • Angela Norris – local author
  • Brenda Fox – local author


New exhibition space!

We are really excited to announce that Booths have very kindly given us space to put regular exhibitions of Garstang Heritage in their Garstang store.  These will be right at the top of the stairs as you come up to the cafe, opposite the lift and will be open to view when the store is open.
January 2023
Our third exhibition is currently on display, and features the history of the Lancaster Canal in Garstang. It is sometimes called The Black and White canal, due to it carrying coal (black) and Limestone (white)
More information about the canal is in the canal section here
Courtesy Canal & River Trust
A coal barge from the Wigan Coal & Iron Company loading its cargo
December 2022
Our second exhibition featured memories of Garstang Victorian Festival, and ran in conjunction with the Festival.  We showed lots of photos of previous Festivals, and we are grateful to Lynn Harter, Jo Coleran and Barry Till for sharing their photos with us – their kindness is appreciated.


Courtesy Jo Coleran
August 2022
Our first exhibition was in August 2022 and was about the history of Booths in Garstang.  

Courtesy Lynn Harter


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