Lancashire  - did you know...?

The first motorway in the UK was built in Preston. Originally the Preston bypass became the start of the M6

There is a time capsule buried beneath a foundation stone under Blackpool Tower

The original recipe for Lancashire Hotpot included oysters

Preston was the first town outside of London to be lit by coal-gas in the mid 1800's

The first KFC outside of the USA was opened in Preston in May 1965

Jelly Babies were invented by an Austrian immigrant working for Fryers of Lancashire in 1864