A Lancashire Miscellany by Tom Holman

By Tom Holman

How do you're making a Lancashire scorching Pot? Why did a pink rose turn into the logo of Lancashire? the place are you able to locate Bedlam, Buttock and Little Tongues? Which Italian opera used to be set in Lancashire? what's the optimum aspect within the county? whilst is Lancashire Day?

Find the entire solutions and lots more and plenty extra along with in A Lancashire Miscellany-a treasure trove of data approximately this excellent a part of England. no matter if you are a precise Lancastrian or simply passing via, this e-book is an wonderful romp throughout the humans and locations of the fantastic county. educate your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely advisor to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and decide up counsel for cooking well-known neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles tarts. From leading Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of recognized Lancastrians in the course of the a while, and realize many of the quirky customs of the region.

From its recognized landmarks and industries to its cultural and carrying highlights, A Lancashire Miscellany is bursting...

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Turton Tower. The 15th-century peel tower here was extended into a fortified manor house in the Tudor period. It was another of the many Lancashire residences to see action during the Civil War. TEN AMUSING PLACE NAMES Lancashire has more than its fair share of unusual place names, many of them amusing to visitors if not always to the people who live there. Here are ten such places, all featured on Ordnance Survey maps. Bare (near Morecambe) Bedlam (near Oswaldtwistle) Butt Hill (near Garstang) Buttock (near Clitheroe) Chew Moor (near Bolton) Hey (near Colne) Little Tongues (Fleetwood) Nob End (near Bolton) Ramsbottom (near Bury) Whalley (near Clitheroe) LANCASHIRE DAY For all true Lancastrians, 27 November is the day to celebrate the heritage of their home county.

LANCASHIRE’S FLAG Flown proudly by loyal residents, Lancashire’s flag bears its famous red rose set on a yellow background. Why yellow? Because by the time the Friends of Real Lancashire got round to registering a design with the Flag Institute, the agency responsible for giving flags official status, it found that a red rose on white back ground had already been re gistered - by the town of Montrose on the east coast of Scotland. Looking for an alternative, the Friends group borrowed the tone of gold from Lancashire’s official coat of arms.

But it was the 1830 opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway - the first timetabled and steam-driven inter-city service anywhere in the world - that really got the rail movement going. It was funded by rich merchants in both cities and built to serve Lancashire’s burgeoning industries, taking raw materials from the port of Liverpool in the west to the mill towns in the east. With miles of boggy valley to navigate, dozens of bridges and viaducts and a tunnel at the Liverpool end, its construction was an incredible feat of engineering for the time.

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