Rather interesting Blackburn facts

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Did you know that Blackburn Rovers Football Club was formed by a group of public schoolboys in 1875? The two who called the inaugural meeting were Shrewsbury old boys; others attending were from QEGS in Blackburn and Malvern College whose quartered shirts were adopted by the new club – though with Cambridge Blue in place of Malvern Green.

Did you know legend has it that when James I stayed at Hoghton Tower in 1617 he so enjoyed his host’s hospitality that one night, over dinner, he drew his sword and knighted the beef? "Arise Sir Loin" he intoned, so naming this particular cut. The host, Sir Richard Hoghton, may have been too lavish a host – a couple of years after the visit he found himself locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt.

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Alfred Wainwright
Alison Wilding
Carl Fogarty
Ian McShane
John Mercer
Lionel Morton
Ronald Stevenson
Susan Boyle
Teresa Billington-Greig
Will Greenwood

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What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober - Kenneth Tynan
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Battle of Blackheath - 1497, Lister performs the first operation using an antiseptic. - 1867, Robert Calvi Gods Banker found dead - 1982
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