A Lancashire Miscellany by Tom Holman

By Tom Holman

How do you're 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 was once set in Lancashire? what's the maximum element within the county? while is Lancashire Day?

Find all of the solutions and lots more and plenty extra in addition to in A Lancashire Miscellany-a treasure trove of data approximately this glorious a part of England. even if you are a actual Lancastrian or simply passing via, this e-book is an exciting romp throughout the humans and areas of the glorious county. educate your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely advisor to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and choose up assistance for cooking recognized neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles truffles. From leading Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of recognized Lancastrians in the course of the a long time, and realize a number 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 Lancashire Miscellany

How do you are making a Lancashire sizzling Pot? Why did a crimson rose develop 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 maximum element within the county? whilst is Lancashire Day? locate the entire solutions and lots more and plenty extra in addition to in A Lancashire Miscellany-a treasure trove of information approximately this glorious a part of England.

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Features scenes shot in Colne. A Private Function (1984). Scenes shot in Barnoldswick. The Hunt for Red October (1990). Some scenes filmed in Liverpool. Richard III (1995). Modern update of Shakespeare’s play, featuring scenes shot in Carnforth. Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999). Shot on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000). School scenes shot in Hulme and Ormskirk and stadium scenes at Maine Road in Manchester. The 51st State (2001). Filmed largely on location in Liverpool and Manchester.

Dalton Castle. Small town-centre peel tower, built in the 14th century to help defend Furness Abbey. Now owned by the National Trust. Gleaston Castle, near Barrow-in-Furness. The crumbling ruins of the towers are all that is left of this castle, built in the 14th century but already in disrepair by the 16th. Access is restricted, but the ruins can be seen from the adjacent road. Greenhalgh Castle, near Garstang. Built by the first Earl of Derby in 1490 and largely wrecked during a Civil War siege, much of its stone taken for other nearby buildings.

Lytham Hall, near Lytham. Imposing Georgian manor house, largely built in 1765 on top of a 16th-century house that in turn succeeded a Benedictine priory. It is owned by a local heritage trust and opened up for occasional public tours and private events. org. Rufford Old Hall, Rufford. Very well preserved timber-framed Tudor house with fine furniture, intricate carvings and extensivecollections of tapestry and armour. uk. Samlesbury Hall, near Preston. Oak timbered medieval house with black and white façade, features including chapel and minstrels’ gallery, and extensive gardens.

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