|Dr Paul Salveson – Lancashire -
Airbrushed out of History.
Tue 14th Feb 2023
Dr Paul Salveson made a very welcome return to CHAS
(last presentation Tue 08th Nov 2022 The Forgotten Railways of
Lancashire.) to give his new talk about Lancashire. In 1182
Lancashire was first termed 'the county of Lancashire' under
King Henry II but the meaning of Lancashire has changed over the
centuries. The most significant was the Redcliffe-Maud Report
published in 1969 by the Royal Commission on Local Government.
Dr Paul Salveson
The report recommended the abolition of all existing
county, county borough, borough, urban district and rural
district councils, which had been created at the end of the 19th
century, and replacing them with new unitary authorities.
Generally the areas of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancasire north
of the Morecambe Bay sands were lost. However the ancient Duchy
of Lancaster still exists and includes many old boundaries.
Lancasahire as it was.
1 City of Lancaster
5 City of Preston
6 Ribble Valley
13 Blackburn with Darwen
Historically the county was part of the huge increase of the
industrial revolution in the 19th century that created much of
England's wealth and influence. The saying was “What Lancashire
thinks today the world thinks tomorrow.”
The rise of the
Co-operative Society began in Lancashire and the Russian Tsar
employed Lancashire experts in the 19th century to aid the rapid
expansion of Russia's industries.
At the end of the 19th century almost 80% of the cotton
industries workforce in this country were concentrated in
Some of Paul's publications.
Paul is a
prolific writer of books and is currently working on another -
Lancastrians, Mills, Mines & Minarets.
Some of Paul's
previous publications are:
The Settle-Carlisle Railway,
Railpolitik, Lancastrians, , Socialism with a Northern Accent,
Out of the Sidings, New Futures for Rural Rail: The Full Report,
The Works 2020, Increasing Patronage on the
Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Line, Will Yo Come o'Sunday Mornin'? :
1896 Battle for Winter Hill, What Use are Rural Railways?,
Loving Comrades : Lancashire's Links to Walt Whitman, Last Train
from Blackstock Junction - and other railway stories.