It wasn’t just World War One and women’s suffrage that marked anniversaries this year.
1: This year marks the 110th anniversary of which drink, invented in Manchester by John Joel Nichols?
2: In May it was 50 years since Manchester United became the first English club to win the European Cup. Who did they beat in the final at Wembley?
3: That month also marked the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the play A Taste of Honey, by a young playwright from Salford. Name her. 1: Alfie Boe, whose world tour brought him home to Fleetwood in June, used to work in a Blackpool car factory.
2: Joanna Scanlan, who starred in Channel Four’s Manchester-based comedy-drama No Offence which aired in September, is a former bingo caller.
John Henshaw, one of the stars of Early Doors which toured theatres this summer, is a former bin man. 1: In June, after weeks of hot weather, wild fires devastated swathes of Lancashire countryside. Name the two worst affected areas.
2: Chef Mark Birchall won the Chef of the Year prize at the Lancashire Life Food and Drink awards in October. Where is his Moor Hall restaurant?
3: Fire arms officer turned boxer Lisa Whiteside was just one of the Lancastrians who brought a medal home from the Commonwealth Games in April. Where were they held?