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US students visit UCLan to discover the history of the Temperance Movement

On 16 January UCLan welcomed an international student group from Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State.

They have been based in Manchester on a study abroad programme, led by Dr Solveig Robinson and Dr Peter Grosvenor, to learn more about the industrial revolution in North West England.

As part of their credit-bearing programme, students are seeing history all around them as they explore archives and take guided tours of the many visible remains of Lancashire’s past. In Preston, they took a walking tour of Preston’s history with Dr Annemarie McAllister, Senior Research Fellow in History at UCLan, who told them about the total abstinence movement, born in Preston.

At UCLan they saw items from the University’s Livesey Collection, an internationally renowned temperance history resource, and were impressed with the facilities offered to UCLan students. The picture shows them after a talk from Dr McAllister, during which they enjoyed joining in with some temperance songs.