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Happy Lancashire Day

As we are a Lancashire-based business, 27th November is a special day here at Service Care Solutions. The day marks the first time elected Lancastrian representatives attended Parliament on behalf of the county in 1295, though the county was originally established in 1182.

Lancashire isn't just a pretty face ya know lads and lasses...

  • The first KFC in the UK opened in Preston in 1965. For Valentine's Day in 2016, they offered table service!
  • The first motorway in the UK was built around Preston and opened in 1958.
  • Preston Bus Station is believed to be the second largest in Europe and is now a Grade II listed building
  • Sea Life Blackpool is home to a record breaking crab called 'Big Daddy'
  • Blackpool Airport was the first airport in the UK, dating back to 1909
  • Blackburn was the first town in the UK to take on mass fingerprinting following the murder of June Anne Devaney in 1948
  • Hoghton Tower was the location of the sirloin steak getting its name. It is said that King James I knighted a particularly tasty piece of beef saying 'arise Sir Loin'
  • Stonyhurst College and the surrounding Ribble Valley are said to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's book The Lord of the Rings and its series

With the formations of Merseyside, Cumbria and Greater Manchester in 1974, The Red Rose County is now considerably smaller and less populated than it had formerly been having lost over 700 square miles and several million inhabitants. The Lancashire Day Proclamation (below) will be read throughout the county by Town Criers in our historic settlements.

Personally, I will be celebrating Lancashire day by feasting on my favourite local dishes Lancashire Hot Pot and a Butter Pie whilst cheering on my beloved Preston North End. Myself and all Service Care Solutions team would like to wish everyone, particularly our fellow Lancastrians, a very Happy Lancashire day.

God Bless Lancashire and God Save The Queen, Duke of Lancaster. 

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