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Museum buys Leach classic

23 July 2012

This slipware charger by Bernard Leach has been acquired by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston.

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Harris Museum to unveil new ceramics and glass gallery

29 April 2008

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, Lancashire will unveil a new Ceramics and Glass Gallery on May 14.

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Bookcase returns home to Lancaster

05 February 2008

A particularly impressive and well-provenanced example of cabinetmaking by the celebrated firm Gillows of Lancaster has returned home.

Each month at Kings Mill

22 September 2006

THROUGHOUT the 19th century, Burnley was one of the world’s largest producers of cotton, with many mills built alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Just north of the town, Harle Syke became the most important weaving village in Lancashire.

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Casket heads north

19 November 2004

THE Bourne casket, a Restoration needlework casket that failed to sell when offered by Netherhampton Salerooms earlier this year, has been sold by private treaty to the Lancashire Museum Services.

Yes, there really is such a thing as a free stand…

22 September 2004

SOMETHING for nothing is seldom attainable but always desirable and David Fletcher of Unicorn Fairs promises just that at his Lancashire fixture on Sunday October 10.

Boxing clever in Blackpool

12 August 2003

NOT everyone sleeps it off on Boxing Day. Lancashire organisers Hoyle Promotions have been organising a Giant Boxing Day Fair at the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens for more than 20 years and both public and trade attendance grows from year to year.

Antiques MA

17 June 2003

The University of Central Lancashire is to offer a Master of Arts in antiques via the Internet. The new e-MA in antiques is intended for beginners who want to develop their interest in an area of antiques, pictures, and collectables, without the necessity of on-campus attendance.

First strike for the North

30 March 1999

UK: AT this 595 lot sale the highest price came for the first lot of the day – a 19th century mahogany crossbanded longcase clock with a swan neck pediment, moonphase and painted dial signed Milner, Wigan.