In March 2020 the project completed an exhibition (developed by Lancashire County Council Museums) and installed it in the waiting room at Lostock Hall Medical Centre for patients to enjoy. The exhibition brings together all the wonderful stories that have been gathered during the project.


It includes a set of three community films sharing the memories of local people – see Collecting Memories page.


The celebration event has twice had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 situation. So instead here is a film giving a tour of the exhibition.

Future Plans


  • A workshop with film, handling objects and photographs to share and celebrate local memories of ‘Going to the Doctor’ available to be shared with patients and local community groups.

  • Touring part of the exhibition to local community centres

  • A film comparing doctors today with the past, focusing on the Covid pandemic

  • A phase two project to work with neighbouring health centres, communities and schools.

A special edition of the Lostock Hall Magazine giving a lot more information and quotes from many participants, was published in September 2020. Copies can be picked up at the practice or download from the Collecting Memories page.

Special Publication