Celebrations and events to mark Lancashire County Cricket Club's 150th anniversary have begun at Old Trafford.
The club was officially founded on 12th January 1864 when representatives of 13 clubs decided to form a county club.
The much-changed Old Trafford has recently seen the development of The Point, the AJ Bell Players and Media Centre and the refurbishment of the Pavilion, which now has its own 1864 Suite to mark the club's founding year.
The anniversary was launched with a fans forum and the authors of the 150 Years of Lancashire CCC signing copies of the book.
"This is a very special year for the club and the venue," Angela Hodson, venue sales manager at Emirates Old Trafford, said.
"It is remarkable to think that 150 years ago the birth of Lancashire County Cricket Club has led not only to the club being famous world-wide but the ground also being known as a world-class business venue for events and exhibitions."
Members and supporters attending the fans forum were able to put their questions to a panel that included captain Glen Chapple and coach Peter Moores.
They were also able to purchase copies of 150 Years Of Lancashire CCC signed by Malcolm Lorrimer and Andrew Searle.
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