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By Tom Holman

ISBN-10: 1907666397

ISBN-13: 9781907666391

How do you are making a Lancashire sizzling Pot? Why did a purple 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 element within the county? while is Lancashire Day?

Find all of the solutions and masses extra along with in A Lancashire Miscellany-a treasure trove of information approximately this glorious a part of England. even if you are a actual Lancastrian or simply passing via, this publication is an enjoyable romp in the course of the humans and locations of the glorious county. train your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely advisor to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and choose up information for cooking well-known neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles brownies. From major Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of well-known Lancastrians during the a long time, and detect 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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Modern mountain rescue teams are infinitely more skilled and coordinated than their early ancestors. When Coniston’s team launched, its kit amounted to a stretcher, some ex-Army blankets, climbing ropes, a lamp and hot water bottles; now, like most teams, it has state of the art medical equipment, offroad vehicles, satellite navigation systems, purpose-built headquarters and training programmes for its members. Because the fells and valleys are much more popular these days, the teams are also busier, between them responding to several hundred call-outs a year across Lancashire - whatever the time of day or night, and whatever the weather.

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.

6 million live trees - around 200 per square mile. All these figures were compiled as part of the Forestry Commission’s National Inventory of Woodland and Trees, and relate only to the modern administrative county of Lancashire - thus excluding portions of it like mostly urban Merseyside and Greater Manchester and the more rural southern Cumbria. The largest wooded area in the traditional county of Lancashire is Grizedale Forest, near Hawkshead and Coniston in the Lake District, while the biggest inside the modern county boundaries is Gisburn Forest, in the Forest of Bowland where Lancashire meets Yorkshire.

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