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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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 Brilliant Billy Riley – Wrestling Legend Lancashire

From WWE to UFC, we are exposed to different kinds of shows in the wrestling world. But have you ever heard about the old wrestling style, “Catch-as-catch-can wrestling," also known as Catch wrestling? More deadly and violent than other contemporary wrestling styles, Catch wrestling was evolved in the 1800s. One of the best wrestlers of this style was Billy Riley. Billy was from a mining community in Wigan. He grew up in a wrestling environment...

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What is Gravy Wrestling in Lancashire – Whacky Sporting Competitions

You might have seen wrestling on a wrestling court where two people fight for 6 minutes divided into three rounds; whoever wins two rounds is declared the winner of the match. However, have you ever heard of Gravy Wrestling?  Probably not. Out of all the strange events taking place around the world add this one to the list. This culinary sport is unique to Lancashire and is termed The World Gravy Wrestling event. It is...

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The Best of Lancashire’s Produce to Savour

Lancashire is located on the Irish Sea to the west coast of England. This county includes Manchester and Liverpool in the old times but has reduced in dimension after 1974. Lancashire has hamlets, market towns and villages scattered all around. There are cultivated farmlands, open moorlands and outstanding natural beauty extending beyond Ribble Valley and the river banks. The unique thing in Lancashire and eating out is that you can meet the produce-bearers. Ideally, they...

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Thriving Through Springtime on the Lancashire Coast

Besides offering a superb lifestyle, Lancashire is a stellar place for tourists. The coastline is beautiful, and there are stunning vistas across the countryside. Regardless of the way you wish to spend your noon, there are many activities such as exploring new routes for walking, flying kites on the beach, or just exploring the cities nearby; the county offers all that you desire. There are stunning places to visit in this county and to enjoy...

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Mystic, Magic, and Witchery – Pendle Hill Witch Hunt in Lancashire

Do you believe in the existence of witches? Regardless of anyone's views, witches were feared immensely in the 17th century in Lancashire, UK. One such notorious place that still exists is on the Pendle Hill Witch Trail that takes you back to the past to discover the mysterious history of the county. Exploring the witch trail can be done either by foot, by car, and by bicycle. There is a guided tour to take you...

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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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