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It Happened in Lancashire

From the world’s largest tripe factory to the Battle of Wigan Lane; from the Peterloo massacre to the first British canal – Lancashire can claim it all.

It was one of the poorest parts of Britain due to its difficult terrain, poor soil, estuaries and bogs, but it went on to become one of the wealthiest through coal, cotton and slavery. Lancashire had:

• the first town to be lit by gas
• the first council houses
• the first motorway.

Its people included:

• the last hangman
• the most charismatic modern barrister, George Carmen
• urbane broadcaster Alistair Cooke
• great actors including Thora Hird, Leonard Rossiter and Ian   
  McKellern.

It has suffered some of the greatest tragedies: the massacre of the Lancashire Pals in 30 minutes of the First World War; countless pit disasters; the pounding of the Blitz

But it replied by producing some of the greatest comedians: from George Formby to Ken Dodd to Peter Kay. Not to mention the many great cricketers, rugby players and footballers.

A lively and informative book.


Author: Dr Malcolm Greenhalgh
ISBN: 978 1 906122 39 3
Published: March 2012
Format: 210 x 148mm
Binding: Paperback
No. of pages: 224
50 black & white photographs
Price: £7.99

It Happened in Lancashire



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Press reviews

Reviewed in Wigan Evening Post in February 2012

'A lively discourse. In his book, there are only two types of people in the north-Lancastrians and the 'extremely jealous' who live elsewhere.

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Reviewed in Bolton News in February 2012

'Tells the history of the county from the Peterloo massacre to the emergence of Peter Kay.'

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Reviewed in Lancashire Life in March 2012

'It's triumphs and tragedies form a new book by Bolton's Malcom Greenhalgh.'

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