Champion Lancastrians

Champion Lancastrians looks at the lives of local characters from when the county was first created until the present day. It includes John of Gaunt; Humphrey Chetham, who helped found the first public library in Manchester; the inventors of the Industrial Revolution; Robert Peel the founder of the modern police force; the sugar magnate Henry Tate; Lord Leverhulme the inventor of Sunlight Soap; Emmaline Pankhurst; Wallace Hartley, the hero of the Titanic; and Richmal Crompton, the writer of theJust William stories. There are also well-known entertainers like Gracie Fields and Eric Morecambe. Modern champions include best selling author Josephine Cox; Nick Park, the inventor of Wallace and Gromit; and former fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, who is campaigning for better housing. And what do these people have in common? They are all Lancastrians.

 

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