Lancashire’s railways have played an imortant part in the development of the county since the first line was opened to Preston in 1838.
Running from June to November 2013, Changing Tracks is an exciting programme of activities and events designed by Lancashire County Council’s Community Heritage team to celebrate the history and heritage of Lancashire’s railways since 1945.
The journey starts at the launch event at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston, on Saturday 22 June. Get along to see displays, join in children’s activities, watch films, hear poems, stories and talks about Lancashire’s railways and learn how to trace your ancestors.
Also on the day you will be able to talk to people from:
- The North West Sound Archive
- Lancashire Libraries
- Ribble Steam Railway
- Community Rail Lancashire
- Lancashire Archives
The event is open between 10.30 and 17.00 and entry is free. For more information visit the Changing Tracks website at http://bit.ly/changingtracks or phone the Community Heritage Team on 01772 534021. A brochure of the events between June and November can be downloaded by clicking here.
The full address of the museum is:
Museum of Lancashire
The museum is adjacent to HM Prison Preston and opposite Homebase and is on a number of bus routes and has free parking for cars (satnav users - enter the postcode or grid ref: SD547296).