Compiled from articles originally published by Charles Knight / SDUK
[the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge "Penny magazine" 1833-1848]
A 148 page book, supplied as a PDF document on CD-ROM.
Articles describing 36 Market Towns of Lancashire and many notable villages, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length.
Ashton in Mackerfield, Ashton under Line, Atherton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Cartmel, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Dalton in Furness, Garstang, Haslingden, Hawkshead, Hornby, Kirkham, Lancaster, Leigh, Liverpool, Manchester, Middleton, Newton, Oldham, Ormskirk, Poulton, Prescot, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, St Helens, Todmorden, Ulverstone, Warrington, Wigan, Notable Places.
Details include historical events, industries, population numbers, markets, churches, schools and a contemporary description of the towns.
Contains extremely interesting in-depth descriptions of Liverpool, Manchester and Salford, especially in regard to industries and the state of the poor.