10 THINGS

You might not have known if you had not bought Lan­cashire life

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1. Pre­ston has been named Britain’s most im­proved city in a na­tional sur­vey.

2. It also has a 17th cen­tury pub where the restora­tion work re­vealed a 40 foot well and shelv­ing where gin stills were kept.

3. While on the sub­ject of gin, Goos­nargh now has its own brand dis­tilled in an 18th cen­tury house at Bea­con Fell.

4. Ted Rob­bins be­came a well known face when a stranger on a train asked him to be in a TV se­ries. He was Peter Kay and it was Phoenix Nights. 5. One of the old­est work­ing cin­e­mas in the UK is in Lon­gridge and it has had a stun­ning restora­tion.

6. A man based in Whal­ley not only sup­plies thou­sands of Christ­mas trees each year - he also grows amaz­ing palm trees.

7. Lan­cashire now has the north’s only curl­ing rink plus an amaz­ing crazy golf course.

8. The chap be­hind it trav­elled the world look­ing at the best crazy golf cour­ses, of course!

9. The win­ner of our an­nual pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion won the first prize af­ter find­ing him­self sur­rounded by hares.

10. One of the county’s most at­trac­tive al­lot­ments is on the site of an for­mer rub­bish tip. I found your Novem­ber fea­ture on Grow­ing with Grace, the or­ganic food co-op­er­a­tive near Kirkby Lons­dale, quite in­spir­ing.

The owner said it was built on the Quaker prin­ci­ples of peace, in­tegrity, sim­plic­ity, com­mu­nity and stew­ard­ship of the planet. If only big busi­ness would adopt the same approach.

Man on the train, Peter Kay

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