Heritage Weekend 2014

Wagon Works (now Standfast & Barracks), Caton Road, Lancaster

Nearly 500 people took the opportunity to look beyond the rather forbidding stone walls of the old Wagon Works on Caton Road, now the premises of Standfast & Barracks, high-quality textile printers.

Wagon Works clock tower from Caton Road

Wagon Works clock tower from Caton Road

Clock tower couryard

Clock tower courtyard

 

The Society is very grateful to Standfast & Barracks for opening the site and allowing visitors to see some of   the historic areas and some of the modern processes which take place there today.

Many Standfast staff were on hand to answer visitor questions and the firm also generously provided refreshments, raising £160 for SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) in the process.

We are very grateful to all the Standfast & Barracks  staff who gave so generously of their time. Thanks also go to Roger Frankland (Joint Chairman of the Society) for his work in organising the event and to those members of the Society who help to steward the event.

For a history of the building please click on this link:    Lancaster Wagon Works, Caton Road

Roger Frankland, member of Standfast staff and Winnie Clark in one of the sheds

Roger Frankland, a member of Standfast staff and Winnie Clark in one of the work sheds

Wagon Works offices

Wagon Works offices

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