The Historical Blog celebrating Lancaster Cathedral's 150th anniversary
Thursday, June 25
Flower Festival 1987
With the Cathedral's 150th anniversary Flower Festival imminent, today we look back on an earlier festival. This event took place 26th-29th June 1987; as far as we can tell it does not seem to have marked any particular anniversary. These photographs were found in the Cathedral archive.
Canon Billington's original history of the parish was published in 1910, and we plan to reprint this fine work next year. A second volume, tracing the parish's history from 1909 until the present day, will also be published. It's too early to give any further details, but if you're interested let us know, and we will contact you when the book is ready to go to print. Email us to register your interest.
Canon Billington wrote the original history of St Peter's parish, which was published in 1910 and is due to be republished, with a second volume covering the last 100 years, in 2010. He is our guide as we look back on 150 years of the church which became Lancaster Cathedral in 1924.