Say the name “Lancaster” to most people in the street and chances are it will conjure up two distinct images. The historic Northern city with it’s Castle, rich heritage and internationally renowned University. And of course, the name of Britain’s most illustrious and celebrated Bomber Plane, made famous by it’s “Bouncing Bomb” missions during World War II.
Lancaster Bomber (Photo Credit: Steve Slater)
May 2013 marks the 70th anniversary since 617 squadron took to the air in a “Lancaster” heading for the Ruhr Valley armed with a revolutionary bomb, (devised by the great inventor Sir Barnes E Wallace), with the primary aim to destroy the great Dams and industrial heart of Hitler’s Germany. “Operation Chastise“ was an audacious plan to break down the infrastructure of the industrial factories in central Germany, with “The Bouncing Bomb” which had been devised and tested under great secrecy in Kent and Chesil Beach. (more…)
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Dublé is one of the first and definitely still one of the best Michael Bublé shows around, with a sensational voice that never fails to astound his audiences. This clip is of his opening performance of “Cry Me a River” at Lancaster House Hotel in 2012.
Dublé returns to Lancaster House on Saturday 16th February 2013 with tickets still available.
Lancashire Rose, the heraldic device of the House of Lancaster
Did you know today is Lancashire Day?
It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.
Lancashire Day was first observed in 1996 with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is open to celebration from everywhere within the county.
At Lancaster House we are so proud to be apart of Lancashire that we feature the red rose of Lancashire in the hotels logo, the heraldic device of the House of Lancaster.
Who is having Lancashire Hotpot tonight?