Help wanted with Sedgwick history projects: the gunpowder industry and the Lancaster Canal
A National Lottery Heritage Funded project is researching the history of Sedgwick, including its relationship with the Lancaster Canal.
This work is being delivered by Canal & River Trust, as part of the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership’s Kendal to Lancaster Towpath Trail project, which aims to improve access to heritage features along the canal towpath. Plans include updating information boards and creating an audio trail to inform visitors about the area's rich history, as well as involving university students in local history projects.
Carrie House (Project Officer): "The gunpowder industry, the aqueduct, and the canal are all important parts of Sedgwick's history. We want to hear residents' personal and family stories about these features; and are especially keen to speak to anyone who would like their story recorded for inclusion in a new audio trail. Contributions, including photographs, are also welcome by email. The information that we gather will inspire new signage and web pages, and will be archived for future generations."
Please contact Carrie if you would like to contribute: email@example.com or 07786683759