The Sporting History of Lancashire

Lancashire is a county in the North West of England and prior to 1974 included the metropolitan counties of Liverpool and Manchester.

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The Lord Of The Rings Returns

Many people around the workd know the famous books about the Lord of the Rings as well as the saga of movies made by Peter Jackson. It took the classic novel many years to leap to the big screen, but the result was the worldwide success. The trilogy generated box office earnings over the one billion dollar mark. The author J.R.R. Tolkien loved the landscapes of Lancashire. He found a lot of inspiration there. They...

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One German Led Liverpool FC to New Success

A few years ago, Liverpool FC was entirely down again. The primary goal of the championship title in the Premier League was a long way off. Thankfully, the fans of the club knew what to do. They asked for the transfer of the former Borussia Dortmund coach because with this club, Jürgen Klopp caused a sensation all over Europe. Klopp agreed and quickly became a fan favorite. He gave them what they asked for a...

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The History of Brewing Beers in Lancashire

Beers have always been a top menu item when it comes to relaxing after a tough day at work. It is soothing and helps to give you a chance to socialise with others and have a good time. It is also a popular drink to indulge in at parties, due to its lesser alcoholic content. It is particularly common to find almost anyone on a lunch break, just casually sipping on a beer. However, some...

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Some Outdoorsy Fun and Wildlife in Lancashire – Martin Mere Wetland Centre

You will find the Martin Mere Wetland Centre around six miles away from Ormskirk in Lancashire. The centre is one of the region’s most popular places to go to for tourists. The site was featured on a television show about nature called Autumnwatch. The area that the centre is in used to be a marsh, and it used to be the most significant freshwater body in England. To create the centre, they had the water...

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Promoting Cricket for Women in Lancashire

Women's cricket is the same cricket that the whole world fancies, but the players are all female, and the sport does not garner as much attention by the media. Since the 16th century, every male could play the game, but females didn't get to play cricket until the 18th century. How Is Women’s Cricket Promoted in Lancashire? In 2018, the Lancashire Cricket Foundation revealed that they had a plan to have their Soft Ball Cricket...

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The Iconic Lune Aqueduct – Structural Marvels of Lancashire

The Lune Aqueduct represents a civil engineering masterpiece and is known to be the 'wonder of the waterways' in Lancashire. It goes across the River Lune canal for 664 feet and is at the height of 61 feet.  The average level of water in this river is 53 feet. Alexander Stevens built this bridge based on the design by John Rennie. They followed the traditional techniques of bridge building when constructing the Lune. The structure...

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Lancashire Football Teams Have Thrived Since WWI

Historians who specialize in football history often always land up finding the history of the sport going back to Lancashire. A researcher who was studying the evolution of the game in Lancashire suddenly stumbled on a photograph of soldiers in uniform in the archives. This triggered an interest to find out why a picture of soldiers was in the wrong place, and when he was about to find out the right place for the photograph,...

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The JRR Tolkien Walking Trail in Ribble Valley – Lancashire Walks

The UK has many areas that have played a role in inspiring JRR Tolkien's creation, and the writer spent much of his time working at the Stonyhurst College during the World War II. It is said that the location is where The Lord of the Rings was born. Many people who have trailed the landscape has found inspiration, and it is believed that the five-mile trail in Ribble valley might have inspired JRRT as well....

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The History of Golfing in Lancashire

Lancashire provides an array of golf courses, and this includes the great courses along the coastline near Lytham St Annes to the golf courses near the Lancashire countryside. Royal Lytham and St Annes reveal a history of supporting golf. There were 11 Open Championships namely the Women's British Opens, the Curtis Cup, Ryder Cups, Amateur Championships and the Ladies British-Open Amateur Championships The Royal Lytham hosts the Lytham Trophy that was won in the past...

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The History of Accrington Archery Academy – The Norman Suchorzewski Story

Norman Suchorzewski picked up his bow in hand for the first time in 2006, and his first arrow was a ‘wow' factor.  Suchorzewski was the key person to promote archery, and in 10 years several budding archers were enjoying this sport. Suchorzewski picked up a bow when he was 41 but made up for his lost time to the extent that he is now seen as one of the best archery coaches in and around...

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The Lord Of The Rings Returns

Many people around the workd know the famous books about the Lord of the Rings as well as the saga...

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One German Led Liverpool FC to New Success

A few years ago, Liverpool FC was entirely down again. The primary goal of the championship title in the Premier...

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