Born in Southport, when this seaside town was a part of Lancashire, not Merseyside, I moved far away for many years but have been living back in the Red Rose County for a long time now. My current home is Carnforth on the Cumbria border. It’s a straightforward little place with a strong railway heritage, famous as the setting for classic 1940s weepie, ‘Brief Encounter’.
Here are 21 things I really love about Lancashire
- Sunny beaches, brash piers, crazy fairground and Victorian architecture in Blackpool.
- The butteriness of Chorley Cakes
- The clanking of halyards on yachts in Glasson Dock