How the region’s town were fed in the past 200 years is explored in a day of talks by the North West Regional Heritage Centre called From Farm to Table via Railway and Road.

The event is being held on Saturday, May 18, in the Biology Lecture Theatre at Lancaster University .

Speakers include Dr Mike Winstanley on feeding Lancashire during the Industrial Revolution and local historian Dr Alan Crosby on the role of soup kitchens and emergency food supplies.

Other talks include the role of urban cowkeepers by Dave Joy and food and drink in Victorian public houses by Professor Alistair Mutch.

The talks day costs £28 and you can find out more on the website at