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The Changing Face of Lancaster

This page is currently under construction.


Lancaster Royal Grammar School has been awarded with funding of £19,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HFL) to create a project called 'The Changing Face of Lancaster'. This has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, allowing LRGS to present and share the work of three of the city's most important historical benefactors.

The project focuses primarily on three Victorian philanthropists and nineteenth century LRGS alumni; James Williamson, Henry Gregson, and William Storey, all of whom contributed greatly to Lancaster’s infrastructure, and community. The archives at LRGS, containing primary sources pertaining to the philanthropists’ time as pupils here, are currently being catalogued, organised, and researched by a professional archivist and volunteers.

Not only will the archive project allow for a better understanding of Storey, Williamson, and Gregson’s contributions to the city, it will be accessible as a resource centre to the local community. ‘The Changing Face of Lancaster’ is currently working with local groups to create illustrative displays for the project. There are also planned talks to be given about each of the philanthropists. 

This webpage will keep you up-to-date with the progress of the project.