Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University

The Regional Heritage Centre holds a number of significant archives which can be consulted by appointment.

  • The Elizabeth Roberts Archive – oral history interviews with residents of Barrow in Furness, Lancaster and Preston,  focused on the periods 1890-1940 and 1940-1970. An online subject index is available via our website.
  • The Lune Valley Architectural Survey (photographs and notes on vernacular buildings in locations along the Lune Valley, including Lancaster, Halton, Caton, Arkholme, Gressingham, Melling and Kirkby Lonsdale, as well as parts of the Fylde  and the outskirts of North Yorkshire. The archive records buildings of historic interest that have been  radically altered or subsequently disappeared. 
  • The Penny Summerfield Childhood and Schooling Archive – interviews with c.100 men and women who attended secondary schools in six Lancashire towns: Morecambe, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley and Clitheroe. Collected in 1985-6.
  • The Muriel Humphries Inghamite Archive – materials relating to the Inghamites, a minor non-conformist Christian sect founded in the 18th century.
  • The Slaidburn Oral History Archive – interviews with 11 respondents in the Lancashire village of Slaidburn at the beginning of the 1980s.     
  • Now the War is Over – created by the BBC in the 1980s for a series of programme of the same name. It includes transcripts and tapes of interviews with c.188 people.
  • The Aldcliffe History Archive – materials relating to the hamlet of Aldcliffe, outside Lancaster.


This archive entry was last updated on 28/11/2014. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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