Attractions and places of interest in Cheshire, England.

Race relations and the place names of North West England

Lake District

I have recently wondered if there is a particular lesson for us in the old place names of North West England.  Now, the interpretation of place names can be a complicated, uncertain, business and it should be stressed that I am no toponymist.  That said, a lack of knowledge doesn’t deter anyone these days, and …

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Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, visit

Little Moreton Hall is an extravagant puzzle of Tudor timber framing near Congleton in Cheshire.  Like a child’s drawing, it sits higgledy-piggledy, the horizontals and verticals not quite making the grade.  It really could be the crooked house that belonged to the crooked man in the nursery rhyme.  That black and white colour scheme that …

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A bit about North West England

Liverpool, North West England

Including the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. North West England extends from the attractive market towns of Cheshire, through the vast urban areas around Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Blackburn and Burnley, to the wilds of Cumbria in the north – the ancient kingdom of Rheged, where place names reflect its turbulent, multi-racial, …

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