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31 Things Everyone Who Grew Up In Lancashire Knows To Be True

From Morecambe to Ormskirk and Fleetwood to Nelson, we're heading down th'memory lane.

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1. You don't think there's anything funny about this place name.

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2. This one does nothing for you either.

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3. Nope. Not even a giggle.

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4. You’ve legitimately struck up a conversation with these guys when walking home drunk.

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5. But only if this lot weren’t available.

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6. You still expect shoes to be tied together with string when you try them on.

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Remember having to walk like a penguin when your parents made you try out your new Tommy Ball's school shoes?

7. You queued up for the Big One as soon as you were old enough.

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8. And conquered Excalibur at a young age.

You've been on so many school trips to Camelot.
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You've been on so many school trips to Camelot.

9. Trips here were the height of excitement.

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10. You probably got to see the world's biggest Pear Drop too.

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Sadly this big lump of sugar has since been relocated.

11. You were dragged around farmers' markets before they were even fashionable.

And if you were lucky, a trip to Clitheroe market meant a milkshake at Jimmy Clitheroe's cafe.
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And if you were lucky, a trip to Clitheroe market meant a milkshake at Jimmy Clitheroe's cafe.

12. You can recite the story of this humble brick.

These tough Accrington-made bricks were used in the construction of the Empire State Building, and were originally meant to read "iron".
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These tough Accrington-made bricks were used in the construction of the Empire State Building, and were originally meant to read "iron".

13. This was your Northern Star.

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14. Even when it said this.

Think hard before you sack the electrician at Thwaits!

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Think hard before you sack the electrician at Thwaits!

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15. You know that this place serves the world's best ice cream.

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Especially the mint choc chip.

16. You have an inbuilt, irrational dislike of this entire neighbouring county.

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17. But you've been on holiday to Whitby anyway.

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18. This town has connotations other than an '80s milk advert.

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If you really want, you can watch the advert that's plagued Accringtonians for almost 30 years on YouTube.

19. You rode the TraumaTizer at Southport's Pleasureland.

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20. And the Polo Tower at Frontierland, Morecambe.

Come to think of it, Lancashire is pretty big on theme parks.
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Come to think of it, Lancashire is pretty big on theme parks.

21. You're at ease with the smell of manure.

22. And have often made the pilgrimage to see the Illuminations.

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Blackpool > Scarborough. IDST.

23. At least one of your friends lived on a farm.

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24. You've met someone from Coronation Street, and probably have their autograph.

Aww just found my signed autograph from Kirk #Corrie

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Aww just found my signed autograph from Kirk #Corrie

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25. You know a lot about witches.

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And remember learning about Demdike, Nutter, and Chattox.

26. You've taken the Witch Way to Manchester.

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27. And seen a LOT of chimneys.

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28. You've eaten at a restaurant owned by Nigel Howarth.

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29. This guy was your role model growing up.

It's former North West Tonight and Krypton Factor host, Gordon Burns. Obviously.
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It's former North West Tonight and Krypton Factor host, Gordon Burns. Obviously.

30. You think this is the perfect picnic spot.

This is in the town of Lytham St Annes.
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This is in the town of Lytham St Annes.

31. And you will never ever tire of views like this.

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