Maritime heritage set to be brought to life in Lancaster

A former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in four audio dramas.

Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper, joins seven others in Port Stories, a new Dukes project, set to be launched this Friday, December 2 at 1pm in the Print Room Café and Bar at The Storey where visitors can find out more and get instructions on how to take part.

Also, at 6pm, hear first-hand from the creative team and historians at the talkback event in The Storey Lecture Theatre.

The audio dramas use the talents of celebrated historians and award winning writers and are embedded at historic sites mainly around St George’s Quay and Castle Park, with two based on the slave trade (one not suitable for U14s) and the other two on the autobiography of well known Lancastrian Quaker William Stout who went from shopkeeping to international trade.