Lancashire’s Red Rose Collections

If you have Lancashire ancestry the County Archives has a lot to offer, a treasure trove of historical and cultural significance.

That includes the Red Rose Collections, with nearly 30,000 historic photographs of Lancashire people and places. Also, find indexes to two key collections: Whittingham Asylum patients from 1873-1914 and Lancashire Constabulary police officers from 1840-1925.

In addition, the Red Rose Collections provides access to an index of newspaper articles from the early 19th century onwards. These articles are not linked, but held on microfilm and cuttings in files in libraries across Lancashire and serve as a chronicle of the Duchy’s past. The British Newspaper Archive and may provide more convenient access,

If you don’t find what your looking for try searching LANCAT, Lancashire Archives online catalogue, containing descriptions of over 1.5 million documents from within the collections. There’s also a useful church registers guide.

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