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Famous People Connected with Lancashire
"Here is a quiz about some famous people who, although not actually born in the county, were famously connected with places or events in Lancashire."
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This Member of Parliament represented the same Lancashire constituency for 35 years. She was a member of the Labour Party and after her retirement from Parliament, she was the leader of the Labour group in the European Parliament for 10 years. Who was she?
Who was the conductor of Manchester's Halle orchestra from 1943 until 1970?
He was one of a motorcar-manufacturing partnership who set up his own firm in Hulme (in Manchester) in 1884 in a workshop that would later produce one of the world's most famous cars. What was his surname?
Who was the main speaker at the 1819 protest meeting at St Peter's Fields, Manchester which was to become infamous for the massacre which took place?
Which Sussex and England cricketer became Bishop of Liverpool in 1975?
Who was the engineer of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Which Scotsman was appointed manager of Manchester United Football Club in 1945?
He was born in Derbyshire and in 2000 set the record as the longest-serving cast member of the Lancashire-based soap opera 'Coronation Street'. What is the name of his character?
This man was born in Germany and as a young man was sent to Manchester to manage one of his father's cotton factories there. He was shocked by the working class conditions in Manchester and wrote an account called 'Conditions of the Working Classes in England'. What was his surname?
Which Yorkshire man became known as 'Mr Blackpool'?
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