Learn about life in the village during the nineteenth century years of growth and development by following the life of one Longridge man who lived for almost exactly the span of Queen Victoria’s reign
Victorian Longridge – a new display at the Heritage Centre
Longridge lad Robert Fletcher was just 6 years old when Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. He lived in the village throughout her reign and died in 1903, 2 years after her death. By following his life through census and other records, the volunteers at the Heritage Centre have traced the growth of Victorian Longridge and the major changes to work and life here during those significant years. A new display at the Heritage Centre based on Robert’s life charts the opening of the railway, the decline of handloom weaving and the coming of the mills, improvements in education, the building of new churches and more.
Longridge Heritage Centre is open Monday to Friday between 10 and 4 for further information. The display in the corridor is on view whenever the Old Station Building is open, including Saturdays.