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 Boxers of Lancashire

The county of Lancashire and the North West of England has been a famous breeding ground for some of Britain’s best boxing talent.

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The Football League Clubs of Lancashire – Part 1

Football is big in Lancashire and the north-west of England. The huge scale of industrialization and urbanization during the 19th century in the region brought huge numbers into the area.

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The Football League Clubs of Lancashire – Part 2

Another club in the county to have enjoyed greater successes in previous years is Blackburn Rovers who were founder members of the football league back in 1888.

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Football Clubs in the Premier League

Of the five Lancashire teams that currently play premiership football the most recent addition is Burnley FC who were promoted from the championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season.

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 1

The home of cricket in Lancashire is the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Cricket has been played at the ground since 1857 when it started as the home ground of Manchester Cricket Club.

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 2

Lancashire County Cricket Club have proved to be one of the strongest county sides in the country.

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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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Lancashire for Theatre Fans – Visiting Lancashire

When it comes to displaying a spectacular show, Lancashire knows how. Throughout the year, it is musicals and operas galore in this beautiful town. The theatres here are not just about the show but carry some amazing architectural wonders with some rich cultural heritage added to the mix. If you genuinely want to experience the theatre lifestyle and the entertainment sector of Lancashire, then opt to join a heritage tour or even a behind-the-scenes look...

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Warring Roses – Sports Rivalry That Extends Everywhere

The sports rivalry between York and Lancashire represents an intense competition between athletes or athletic teams in the two counties. It affects the management, participants, and supporters, to varying degrees, and there is severe pressure. The rivalry's intensity ranges from light-hearted banter and an exhibition game to serious violence. A rivalry leads to fighting, rioting, hooliganism, and also can have fatal consequences when things get out of control. The 'football war' between Yorkshire and Lancashire...

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Top Places for Picnics and Outdoor Fun in Lancashire

Contemporary life has made a lot of people completely at home with the indoors. Human beings have been so centered on indoor living that going out and having fun in a natural setting may seem strange and out of place. Maybe it would take just the right place for you to be enticed to leave the comforts of home and share a fun afternoon with your family and friends. In England’s Lancashire county, locals and...

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The Wild Ribble Feathers – Lancashire Wildlife Adventure

Bird lovers and nature enthusiasts will find a fascinating place to explore in the wildlands of Lancashire, specifically in the county’s Ribble Estuary. This nature reserve is located where the River Ribble meets Ireland’s Sea in the north-west coast of England. The estuary occupies territories both in Lancashire and in Merseyside. Around the reserve and the marshes of the area, numerous sightings of rare bird species both local and migratory could be sighted, making the...

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The Historical Significance of Catch-can Wrestling in Lancashire

Catch-can wrestling refers to a basic wrestling style that allows all tactics and holds in ground and upright wrestling. The rules forbid actions injuring an opponent such as kicking, strangling, hitting, and gouging. The main objective is to compel the opponent such that both shoulders touch the ground. This was popularly known as the Lancashire style of wrestling in England. It gained popularity as the Catch-can wrestling form in Great Britain and the United States....

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The 77-Year-Old Spell Breaking Win – Sport History in Lancashire

Other than the nature reserves, historical landmarks, and fun activities that you can do in the county, Lancashire also has its own memorable narratives in the field of sports. One such story is the Lancashire cricket championship won over Somerset in 2011 after almost 77 years of waiting to take home the title. Lancashire’s Deserved Win During the 2011 County Championships, Lancashire proved that it deserved the championship title after a 77-year dry spell when...

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Indulge in a Haunting Adventure in Lancashire

Lancashire has a rich and long history and a lasting appeal of the UK; however, there are historical tales that come with a little creepiness and evil. Lancashire is known to have some of the spookiest locations and has excellent stories from white robed women guarding the hallways to witches that performed dark magic. Listed below are the most haunted places to visit in Lancashire: Morecambe’s Winter Gardens Winter Gardens, Morecambe was built in 1897...

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Free Adventurous Things to Do in Lancashire

Usually, vacations, fun, and relaxation are equated to a nearly empty bank account.  A lot of people turn down the opportunity to travel and explore the world for fear of draining their hard-owned savings. However, traveling is no longer for the rich, as many have also discovered fun and frugal ways to have an adventure in another country without breaking the bank. In England, for example, in the county of Lancashire, there are several places...

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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....

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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....

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