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The Rossendale Valley Area, UK.
"I fell in love with this corner of England and its residents a few years ago. Come get out your maps and reference books, and letīs explore."
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The Borough of Rossendale is situated in which English county?
See a valley and youīll soon find a river. Which one flows through the Rossendale Valley?
During the Industrial Revolution, what was Rossendaleīs main source of employment?
Let the train take the strain for a while, departing from Rawtenstall. Which line will we be travelling on?
The East Lancashire Railway
Part of the national rail network
The Rossendale Valley Railway
The Liverpool And Manchester Railway
Back in Rawtenstall, letīs head for the town whose name means "Valley of the Hazels". Where are we off to?
Lancashire winters, like those in the Scottish Highlands, for instance, can be harsh. Although itīs worth taking skis to the Highlands, could we use them in Rossendale?
Dominating the skyline above Ramsbottom, and clearly visible from the M66 motorway, is Peel Tower, a monument to Sir Robert Peel. For what is he best remembered?
Founding the Metropolitan Police Force
Sitting in judgment at the Pendle witch trials.
Construction of canals and railways
Inventing the Spinning Jenny
Wandering around Bacup, a sign tells us we are on Elgin Street. What claim can this street make?
It was, until 2006, Britainīs shortest street
Britainīs oldest public house may be found here
It is Britainīs steepest street
Sir Robert Peel was born here
Time to "get summet darn uz necks", as the consumption of food and drink is known locally. Black Pudding sounds nice, but what is it?
A type of pie
A cake or gateaux
A type of sausage
A local brew
I think we deserve a quiet drink to round off the quiz. So letīs call in at Fitzpatrickīs, Rawtenstall. Sounds good so far, but why might we be disappointed?
Itīs an Irish theme pub, and not a Lancashire "local"
It is a huge pub, full of rowdy youngsters
It has a "men only" bar
No alcoholic beverages are served here
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