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On Track Exhibition Extended To January 2024

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) are pleased to announce that due to its continuing popularity the On Track – A Glimpse into Lancashire’s Railways Past and Present exhibition in the Stewards Gallery at Clitheroe Castle has now been extended until 31st January 2024.

The exhibition is being held in the Steward’s Gallery at Clitheroe Castle Museum and presents On Track – A Glimpse into Lancashire’s Railways Past and Present and the exhibition will be running from now and until the end of January 2024.

The exhibition includes toys, artefacts and photographs from Lancashire Museums and privately owned railway memorabilia from local railway historian Brian Haworth’s personal collection. Explore the joys of railways past and present in this new exhibition curated in partnership with Community Rail Lancashire (CRL). Discover more about Lancashire’s railways and East Lancashire’s community stations and learn about our county’s lost and lasting lines and how to start researching your railway ancestors.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for cultural services at Lancashire County Council, said: “Our railways are the foundation of our county. Our communities and economy were built on them, and they connect people to this day. We encourage people to visit this brilliant exhibition to learn something new and we look forward to seeing you soon.”

Caroline Holden, Community Rail Development Officer with CRL, added “This exhibition shows just how much Lancashire features in railway history and the amount of old railway memorabilia on show is impressive. I am really pleased that some of the local station volunteers have got involved in this project and hope that the exhibition proves popular and encourages young and old to get involved.”

CRL’s thanks got to Claire Sutton from Lancashire County Council and local artist Gosha Gibek for helping the exhibition be the success it has been.

Clitheroe Castle Museum is a short walk from Clitheroe station and the exhibition in the Stewards Gallery is open daily from 11:00 until 16:00 with free entry.