Communities in the North West - From Uniforms to Minecraft

Saturday 10 March 2018, 10:30am to 3:30pm


5 Lancaster Gate, St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Applicants, Postgraduates, Prospective Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

This is a history event as part of Campus in the City. Campus in the City is an exciting, interactive project which brings our world-class research and more to the city centre, as we move into St Nicholas Arcades for five weeks from 24th February 2018. We want to bring local people, academics and students closer together while bringing our research to life and sharing the opportunity to experience the relevance of this research for everyone.

The History Department and multiple community partners will be showcasing a fascinating range of projects in the Campus in the City shop which explore the history of Lancaster, Lancashire and surrounding areas. There will be a particular focus on gathering community memories too! We are looking to trace the descendants of the four widows who unveiled the panels of the war memorial: Mrs Butterworth, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Williams and Mrs Prickett. Are you a relative? Do you have memories of the women of Westfield War Memorial Village? Do you remember Kay Dundas? Have you heard of Hilda Leyel? What about the less famous women who ensured the community thrived? We would love you to get involved in filling in the gaps!

Or just pop in to read about the Centenary of the First World War; meet a soldier or munition worker; browse the new online map: Sowing the Seeds of Global Citizenship, which charts local, national and international movements for peace, internationalism and citizenship in the NW and beyond; find out more about Lancaster Castle; come and admire the work done by the pupils of Moorside about remembering the White Lund disaster; revisit the project on Deep Mapping the Lake District and turn your hand to Minecraft! Join us for what promises to be a fun-packed and fascinating day!

This event is free and open to all.


Campus in the City

Campus in the City

Contact Details

Name Dr Rhian McLaughlin

Telephone number

+44 1524 592994