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Who is the greatest Lancastrian?

PUBLISHED: 18:01 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 20 June 2017

70 years of Lancashire Life

70 years of Lancashire Life


Who is the most significant person born in the red rose county

We are compiling a list of the 70 greatest ever Lancastrians and this month we induct another batch of famous names into our virtual hall of fame. The list is part of the celebrations for Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary and we want you to help create it.

(We include the areas that were with historic county palatine at the date of our launch in 1947 and was changed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act in 1972).

Do you agree with the nominations? Let us know who you think should be named among the greatest ever Lancastrians.

Send us a tweet at @lancashirelife with your nomination, along with the #lancashire70 hashtag, or email your suggestions to letters@lancashirelife.co.uk.

The list so far:

Fred Dibnah

Victoria Wood

George Romney

Henry Holland

Lily Parr

Jason Kenny

Stan Laurel

Alistair Cooke

Richard Arkwright

John Lennon

Thora Hird

Tony Warren

Robert Peel

Alfred Wainwright

Jeanette Winterson

Helen Bradley

Andrew Flintoff

Henry Tate

Jeremiah Horrocks

Les Dawson

Gracie Fields

Jack Walker

Jimmy Armfield

Maxine Peake

Johnny Sullivan

Betty Jackson

LS Lowry

Peter Kay

Brian Cox

Peter Maxwell-Davies

Carla Lane

Kathleen Ferrier

Samuel Crompton

Michael Atherton

Miranda Richardson

Emmeline Pankhurst

Eric Morecambe

Doreen Lofthouse

Jane Horrocks

AV Roe

Alfie Boe

Steven Gerrard

George Formby

Leonora Carrington

Willy Russell

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