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Ribble Estuary 1901

Alan Godfrey Maps

Ribble Estuary 1901


Ribble Estuary 1901 1 inch to 1 mile. The ancient town of Preston is the focus of the map, a town which for centuries had served as the market centre for a wide tract of countryside stretching across the Lancashire plain and up the Ribble valley into the hills. Renowned for its Guild, the great carnival ceiebration held once every twenty years, Preston had an illustrious past, and at the height of its Victorian splendour lost no opportunity to display its medieval ‘Lamb and Flag’ emblem and proclaim its triumphant motto, Proud Preston. Other places included: Kirkham. Tarlton, Longton. Rufford. Croston, Mawdsley, Chorley, Rivington, Eccleston, Belmont, Mellor, Balderstone, etc.

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