Take part in ‘A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects’

Next year marks 70 years since the publication of the first Lancashire Life magazine. To celebrate this anniversary, museums, galleries and heritage venues across Lancashire have been invited to participate in a special project called A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.  We want you to help us to select one object from our collections that tells something of Lancashire’s long and fascinating story. You can read more about our shortlisted objects below. From all the stories and objects submitted, the final list of 70 objects will be revealed in Lancashire Life next year.
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Fairhurst merit card

The exhibition ‘We built this city’, currently on display in our gallery, includes plans and drawings of some of the buildings designed by the company established by the eminent Manchester architect, Sir Harry S. Fairhurst.  Fairhurst established Harry S. Fairhurst & Son in Manchester in 1901, in partnership with James Harold France. The practice went on to design some of Manchester’s great warehouse buildings including Bridgewater House and India House as well as major buildings such as Arkwright House and Lee House. Fairhurst was the President of the Manchester Society of Architects from 1926 – 1928.
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A New Manchester Alphabet has arrived!

Illustration for P for Picture Gallery by Roger Oldham, 1906

Illustration for P for Picture Gallery by Roger Oldham, 1906

For the past 18 months, we’ve been working on a very special project with staff and students from The Manchester Writing School and the Manchester School of Art.

The idea for the project began when our Education and Outreach Officer, Louise Clennell,  was researching the Manchester Society of Architects Library, held at MMU Special Collections, and came across a small booklet called ‘A Manchester Alphabet’.
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