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As is oft quoted Lancashire was the birthplace of the industrial revolution. It was the place where, the factory system was developed and where the first mega city was born in Manchester. However there is much more to the history of Lancashire. Sites range from Roman settlements such as Ribchester to Norman castles in Clitheroe. The evils of industrial revolution poverty made way for the Welfare State in the 20th century. History has not stopped and there is much interest in the last 50 years. From recent M65 developments to new housing.

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