Julie chips in to Port Stories

David Upton

The history of Lancaster’s maritime past is brought to life in audio dramas, films and artwork on a newly launched web site.

Port Stories aims to increase awareness of the importance of Lancaster’s built heritage and museum collections at a time when the future of the county’s museums remains uncertain.

Led by The Dukes theatre, Port Stories is the result of a four-month community project and has also involved writers and professional actors including Manchester Theatre Awards winner Julie Hesmondalgh, last seen on television in Broadchurch.

Julie voices one of the four audio dramas available on the web site which can be downloaded and listened to during walking tours of historic sites around St George’s Quay and Castle Park.