Submit your Photos and stories

Help us to build a virtual reality museum and art gallery for Ormskirk. Send us your photos, videos, audio and written histories relating to Ormskirk's past or West Lancashire's response to the global pandemic.

Help develop a virtual museum and gallery and preserve the past for future generations.

Make History by telling your stories of Ormskirk or living through the pandemic.

Welcome to Once Upon a Town, a project that preserves our past, reveals our present and imagines our future!

Celebrate Ormskirk’s history by sending in your photographs and stories about living in Ormskirk across the ages and see them exhibited in a virtual museum and gallery,

You can also send in your photographs and stories of living through the pandemic and preserve them for generations to come.

Once Upon a Town includes an education project, Ormskirk inspired artworks and the development of a virtual reality museum and gallery.

The Clock Tower will exhibit personal photographs, anecdotes, stories, poems, audio recordings and artworks – related to Ormskirk and West Lancashire’s journey through the pandemic.

To ensure the success of this project we need your help! Check out here how you can get involved, there are a wide range of activities for you and your family to choose from.

Interview a family member about their life growing up in Ormskirk and you may even win a prize.

Detail and guidelines are all provided, what are you waiting for get involved!

Together we can make history and work towards creating a positive future!

The illustrations for this project have been created by Maxine Lee-Mackie

Illustration: Ormskirk Market by Maxine Lee-Mackie

This project forms the first phase of Ormskirk’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project which is funded by Historic England

The Clock Tower Virtual Museum &  Art Gallery

The Clock Tower is an important landmark in the centre of Ormskirk Town Centre, it was built in 1876 and replaced the market cross to become a well known landmark and meeting place.

It is for this reason that the name, “Clock Tower” has been chosen as the name for a virtual gallery and museum.

The gallery and museum will be a online virtual visitor attraction and will be made up of contributions from members of the public in West Lancashire.

Find out more about how you can contribute to this important archive.

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