A Lancashire Miscellany by Tom Holman

By Tom Holman

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

Find all of the solutions and masses extra in addition to in A Lancashire Miscellany-a treasure trove of information approximately this glorious a part of England. even if you are a real Lancastrian or simply passing via, this e-book is an enjoyable romp in the course of the humans and locations of the glorious county. educate your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely consultant to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and choose up counsel for cooking well-known neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles brownies. From best Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of recognized Lancastrians in the course of the a while, and notice many of the quirky customs of the region.

From its well-known landmarks and industries to its cultural and wearing highlights, A Lancashire Miscellany is bursting...

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A few miles east of Kirkby Lonsdale, it is situated on a slim finger of Lancashire right on the border with Yorkshire. Close by - but a few hundred yards inside the red rose county and so rivaling it for the highest point - is Gragareth, marked on some maps as Leck Fell, and a fraction lower at 2,057 feet (627 m). The summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey trig point, and not far away are a trio of cairns known as the Three Men of Gragareth. Not far east of both tops is Whernside, which at 2,415 feet (736 m) is Yorkshire’s second highest point and one of its Three Peaks.

4 inches (10 mm) of rain in many towns in August 1982 The coldest January for a century freezes parts of the Mersey and the sea at Southport THE CENTRE OF BRITAIN Lancastrians like to believe that Britain revolves around their county - and they may be right. The village of Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland lays claim to being the centre of gravity of the British Isles - the point at which a flat cut-out of the country would balance on a pinhead. The exact spot, calculated by the Ordnance Survey, is on a peat bog on Brennand Farm a few miles north of the village.

Alfie (2004). Liverpool and Manchester both doubled for New York in this remake of the classic film. Frozen (2005). Drama set around Morecambe Bay and filmed in and around Fleetwood. Miss Potter (2006). Various southern Lake District locations featured in this biopic of Beatrix Potter, many of them around Coniston Water. THE FOUR CORNERS OF LANCASHIRE It is a sign of how much Lancashire’s traditional boundaries have been toyed with that none of the most northerly, southerly, easterly or westerly points now lie inside the modern-day administrative borders.

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