• The Seven Wonders of Lancashire

    1) LIVERPOOL ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL

    Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool

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    Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • The Seven Wonders of Lancashire

    2) MANCHESTER TOWN HALL

    THIS fabulous Gothic extravaganza is architect Alfred Waterhouse's undisputed masterpiece. Soaring nearly 300 feet above Albert Square, it is more a cathedral than a town hall.

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    Manchester Town Hall
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    3) PENDLE HILL

    Visitors to East Lancashire cannot fail to be impressed by the gaunt yet beautiful shape of Pendle Hill. Hills like this that stand alone are focuses for the spiritual needs of the people.

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    Pendle Hill
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    4) SAINT WALBURGE'S CHURCH

    This is a soaring masterpiece of Gothic inspiration. It is rare indeed for a humble parish church to be constructed in such a spirit of imaginative whimsy.

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    Saint Walburge's Church
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    5) BLACKPOOL TOWER

    Blackpool Tower is an elegant masterpiece. From its top, all 518 feet from the coastline of the Fylde peninsula, several of the other wonders of Lancashire are visible.

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    Blackpool Tower
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    6) ASHTON MEMORIAL

    Built by Lancaster industrialist Lord Ashton as a tribute to his wife, this Edwardian folly on the grand scale is architecturally of the first importance.

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    Ashton Memorial
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    7) CONISTON OLD MAN

    At 2,633 feet, Coniston Old Man is Lancashire's highest ground. Surely England's best loved mountain. The Old Man dominates the skyline in this part of Lancastrian Lakeland.

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    Coniston Old Man

Welcome to Friends of Real Lancashire

Lancashire MapFriends of Real Lancashire are concerned to promote the true identity of our county which has been extremely confused in the minds of some people, especially those working in the broadcasting and newspaper industries, since the local government reorganisation of 1974.

The Government at that time stated that the "new counties" were administrative areas only, and that the boundaries of traditional counties such as Lancashire had not been changed. Unfortunately, the media refer to these administrative areas all too frequently and ignore the fact that places such as Barrow-in-Furness, Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, etc. are still in Lancashire.

If administrative areas had not been called counties much of this confusion would have been avoided. The Royal Mail has at last dropped the use of administrative county names in postal addresses, and names such as Cumbria and Merseyside do not appear in the current Royal Mail Postal Address Book.

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Lancashire Photograph Competition

We have extended our photogragh competition to include any images which you feel shows Lancashire at its best.  Photographs which show its people, buildings, animals and countryside that they are Lancastrian and proud.

If you feel like having a go just email your photograph in a digital format and contact details to chairman@forl.co.uk

The competition will close on the 31st of May and the winning photograph and a selection of the runners up will be displayed on the website.