What is Lancashire?

  • (noun): A historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles.


Lancashire ( /ˈlæŋkəʃər/ or, less commonly, /ˈlæŋkəʃɪər/) is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster, and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. Although Lancaster is still considered to be the county town, Lancashire County Council is based in Preston. Lancashire is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, as originally used by the Royal Mail. The population of the county is 1,449,300. People from the county are known as Lancastrians.

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MCC University Matches In 2005 - Fourth Week of May - Oxford UCCE V Lancashire (25–27 May)
... Lancashire won by 10 wickets A second-string Lancashire side gave away 300 runs to the Oxford students, Stephen Moreton making his first first-class fifty as he ... Gary Keedy took four for 46 for Lancashire ... Lancashire replied quickly and well, though, making 420, Andrew Crook top scoring with 88 ...
Middlesex County Cricket Club In 2005 - Match Details - Lancashire V Middlesex (18 September)
... Middlesex (4pts) beat Lancashire (0pts) by 44 runs Middlesex Crusaders' middle-order batsman Jamie Dalrymple took the Lancashire Lightning bowlers on to hit 63 from 33 balls in the ... for 19, who took four catches in the Lancashire innings - including one off his own bowling ...
South Lancashire Regiment
... The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) was a regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1958 ... as part of the Childers reforms as the Prince of Wales's Volunteers Regiment (South Lancashire Regiment) by the amalgamation of the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot and the 82nd (Prince of Wales's ... In 1938, it was renamed the South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) and in 1958 was amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment to ...
Lancashire - Filmography
... Whistle Down the Wind, 1961, directed by Bryan Forbes and set at the foot of Worsaw Hill and in Burnley, starring local Lancashire schoolchildren. ...