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 the 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 select one object from Manchester Metropolitan’s Special Collections that tells something of Lancashire’s long and fascinating story.

We’ve shortlisted four objects from our collections and we’d like you to vote for the one we should nominate. You can find out how these objects link to Lancashire’s history and vote for your favourite on our blog. The poll closes on Wednesday 14 December 2016 so vote now!

Cotton Factory Times, 1885-1937 


A Manchester Alphabet, written and drawn by Roger Oldham, 1906


Vase by Jessie Jones for Pilkington’s Lancastrian Tile and Pottery Company, 1907


“Love You More” by Buzzcocks, sleeve design by Malcolm Garrett, 1978

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From all the stories and objects submitted, the final list of 70 objects will be revealed in Lancashire Life next year. A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects is an 18 month partnership between Lancashire Heritage Learning, Museum Development North West and Lancashire Life magazine, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.