dunsop bridge
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"Dunsop Bridge", the entrance to the famous Trough of Bowland.

Welcome to the website of the
Lancashire Local History Federation

Formed in 1973, we are the official co-ordinating body for local history in the County Palatine of Lancaster. We have members as far apart as Dalton-in-Furness to the north and Denton to the south, Fleetwood to the west and Farnworth to the east. Whether you are interested in Local History, Family History, Archaeology or Industrial Archaeology, if there is a bearing on Lancashire in your field of research, one or more of our member societies will be able to help.

Through this web site, we hope that you will be able to find out more about the Federation and maybe even consider joining us either as a society or an individual. We have linked our pages to those who we believe can offer more information on specialist areas of Lancashire research. Check them out, they may have further information that you are looking for!

Alston Hall
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"Alston Hall, Grimsargh", situated near Longridge, built in 1876.

Finally, take a look at our Events Diary and Bulletin Board- there may be something of interest.


Lancashire Archives Announces New Opening Hours from Monday 04 July 2016


Tuesday 9.30-5.00 – open until 7.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month

Wednesday 9.30-5.00

Thursday 9.30-5.00

Friday 9.30-5.00

Saturday 10.00-4.00 on the second Saturday of each month only

(Thanks to Jacquie Crosby Archives Services Manager for this information)