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Documenting Dissent

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

Documenting Dissent Website

Our project workers worked with faith and community groups, sixth formers, students and individuals to research the histories of people who were actively engaged in political protest in Lancaster, or tried, locked up, or hanged at Lancaster Castle on the grounds of religious or political dissent.

This included researching the histories of Catholics and Quakers, radicals and Chartists, conscientious objectors, gay men and suffragettes, and more recently, peace and environmental activists.

The groups received oral history training, and visit the Castle and Lancashire Archives in Preston to research these local histories and will contribute to an online heritage resource as well as a panel for the Castle Museum shop.

Please visit the website for more information about the project.

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The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.