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About the Project

Lancashire Archives

Documenting Dissent: a community digital history project documenting political and religious dissent in Lancaster.

Global Link DECGlobal Link was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with historians, schools and community groups to research and document the history of religious and political dissent in Lancaster, particularly in relation to the Lancaster Castle.


As a global education centre, we have linked these distant struggles for social justice and human rights with more recent political activism, or with issues which resonate around the world today.


This website is the outcome of this research, with much of the material researched and written by volunteers, who read, attended lectures, undertook research trips to Lancashire Archives, the Castle and elsewhere, or recorded oral histories (full recordings available from Northwest Sound Archive).


As part of the project, Global Link delivered a series of lectures and workshops delivered by expert  historians.


Another outcome of the project is a information panel on political reformers for the Castle Museum exhibition.


Heritage LotteryTo get involved as a volunteer researching the history of Conscientious Objectors in Lancashire, our follow-on heritage project, please get in touch here or  contact Alison on 01524 36201.

Our research volunteer, Zephyrine Barbarachild, recorded the following audio clip with her thoughts about the project.



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