GARSTANG TREASURE TRAIL
Treasure Trails have produced a Detective Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail around Garstang, which includes heritage locations. This can be purchased from their website or you can pick up a copy from the Visit Garstang Centre on Cherestanc Square.
Cabus Parish Council have produced a colourful and interesting Historic Cabus leaflet which details a walking route around the parish to explore the district’s history and heritage.
The leaflet highlights the turnpike roads, the Lancaster canal, Hangman’s Lane and the possible routes of a Roman Road and also the route believed to have been taken by men of Scorton on their way to fight at Agincourt.
Other features include the Cabus Cross (a milestone) and WW2 concrete installations.
Visit the council website to view the map and download a copy. The leaflets are also available at the Visit Garstang tourist information and various locations throughout the area.
Cabus Parish Council have also produced a colourful and interesting leaflet which details a walk along the Lancaster Canal in Cabus and highlights some of the interesting features you can see along the route. These include some of the remaining parts of the World War 2 defences like a gun emplacement and anti-tank traps.
You can download a copy from the council website.
THE WAR GRAVES PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT
The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day.
However, due to its popularity they have now extended their remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.
Why not visit the website and search for your family war grave or memorial?
GARSTANG HERITAGE TRAIL
The Garstang Heritage Trail follows the history of the town. The trail leaflet will guide you along the route of Garstang’s past, via the many historic buildings and landmarks that remain today. Download your copy below.
GARSTANG HERITAGE PUB TRAIL
In the early 1800s Garstang could boast to having fifteen public houses. This fact alone is testimony to Garstang’s commercial importance, and to the extent of passing trade there must have been at this time. Although there were undoubtedly inns in Garstang prior to the 17th Century, there appear to be no surviving records. The Garstang Heritage “Pub” Trail will often include parts of the Garstang Heritage Trail but will mainly concentrate on sixteen pubs past and present; those which no longer exist, and those which have stood the test of time. Download your copy below.
VALUABLE PAINTING DISCOVERED AT ST. THOMAS’S CHURCH – BBC REPORT 31.10.1997
A painting which hung in St. Thomas’s church in Garstang, Lancashire was identified as a 16th century masterpiece, probably by one of the Campi brothers, and is estimated to be worth five million pounds. Watch the BBC news report here