New PDF release: A Lancashire Miscellany

By Tom Holman

ISBN-10: 1907666397

ISBN-13: 9781907666391

How do you're making a Lancashire sizzling Pot? Why did a purple 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 element within the county? whilst is Lancashire Day?

Find the entire 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. no matter if you are a precise Lancastrian or simply passing via, this publication is an interesting romp throughout the humans and areas of the glorious county. train your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely consultant to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and decide up suggestions for cooking well-known neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles truffles. From top Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of well-known Lancastrians throughout the a long time, and observe 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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24 Hour Party People (2002). Film about Manchester’s music scene, largely shot in the city. Possession (2002). Scenes shot at Leighton Hall near Carnforth. 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.

24 Hour Party People (2002). Film about Manchester’s music scene, largely shot in the city. Possession (2002). Scenes shot at Leighton Hall near Carnforth. 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.

A brief but explosive Civil War siege of this Royalist-held castle between Preston and Blackburn ended with the Parliamentarians accidentally setting off their gunpowder, killing many. The Tower is open to the public for tours and also hosts weddings, film shoots and corporate events. Siege of Thurland Castle, 1643. A series of minor sieges over four months ended with Parliamentarians flushing out Royalist men. The castle, near Tunstall, has now been developed into luxury apartments. Around the same time there was a similar Siege of Hornby Castle, a few miles south.

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