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 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 excellent a part of England. even if you are a real Lancastrian or simply passing via, this booklet is an pleasing romp in the course of the humans and areas of the fantastic county. educate your self the Lancashire lingo with a gradely advisor to neighborhood dialect and sayings, and decide up guidance for cooking recognized neighborhood specialities like black pudding and Eccles truffles. From top Ministers to rock stars, learn the tales of recognized Lancastrians in the course of 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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Just as rail travel brought holidaymakers to the coast, so air travel took them away again, to warmer and more exotic climes. Towns like Blackpool and Morecambe are in some ways now shadows of their former selves, with a melancholy air and reminders of their more glamorous days all around. But they remain a popular destination for many, and some resorts are reporting steadily rising visitor numbers, thanks perhaps to surging nostalgia and an awareness that home-grown holidays offer a cheaper, greener alternative to the Med.
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. Since it registered the flag in 2008, the group has campaigned for it to be prominently displayed across the county.
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. A single crumbling tower remains. Hoghton Tower, near Preston. Somewhere between a manor house and a castle, this spectacular fortified hilltop building originally dates to 1109. It was badly damaged in the Civil War but restored in the 16th century. Famous guests have included several kings and queens.
A Lancashire Miscellany by Tom Holman