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Hello everyone!

It's nice to be back after the summer break! This month's update includes:

An update from Rex on the Noticeboard about some recommended Lancashire books. A tale from a Lancashire farm from one of our readers, Lynda. A unique look at Lancaster from our Alan and a great overview of the second battle of El Alamein from our super student, Gustav.


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Edition # 36 Sept 2023

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Student History - Gustav Falk 

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Second Battle of El Alamein

Many people consider the Second Battle of El Alamein, which took place between October 23 and November 4, 1942, to be one of the war's turning points. This fight, which took place in the North African theatre, was a pivotal turning point in the war because it shifted the tide in favour of the Allied troops, particularly the British Eighth Army under General Bernard Montgomery's command.........



If you go to Wiki Kiddle (the children version) and search for the capital city of Lancashire you will find the following brief introduction:
Lancaster, commonly known as the City of Lancaster, is a non-metropolitan district within Lancashire, England, with the status of a city. It is named after its largest settlement, Lancaster, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Morecambe, Heysham, and Carnforth and a wider rural
With a town population of just over 50,000 the city is best known for its castle and its university. The city's name, first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Loncastre, where "Lon" refers to the River Lune, and "castre" from the Old English cæster and Latin castrum for "fort" refers to
the Roman fort which stood at the site. All good and well…….. but this month our Alan has taken ‘Curiosity Street’ there and give us his unique interpretation….. of what the city evokes in his mind……..


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Tarleton Village - A short History 

Bonus Readers article 

A tale from a Lancashire farm near Tarleton, from one of our readers.

Thanks to Lyndia

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Rex Watson

In order of writing, we have firstly The Lancashire Textile Industry in the Sixteenth Century,
by Norman Lowe, Chetham Society 1973, and secondly Industry before the Industrial
Revolution, North-East Lancashire c.1500-1640, by John T. Swain, Chetham Society 1985.

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