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Illuminated Ginnels

7th November 2019

If you were out and about at Light Up Lancaster you will hopefully have been impressed by the range of lights illuminating often overlooked parts of our historic city centre.

The evening also marked the first unveiling of Lancaster BID's initiative to bring life to three of the city's ginnels through installing bespoke lighting features. Launched as part of Light Up Lancaster, these features will now provide permanent lighting to add interest to the often overlooked locations and encourage visitors to the city to explore further and discover even more of our unique independent businesses.

Music Room Passage is now illuminated with images of the Greek Muses which originally gave the Passage its name. Golden Ball Lane is adorned with Golden Balls whilst Sir Simon's Arcade features impressive colour changing Jacobean roses. These roses are in reference to the Jacobite sympathiser, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, after whom the passage is thought to be named.

Next time you walk down Market Street after dark make sure you look out for these new features bringing light to the city centre all year round.



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