Blackburn, Lancashire is in the North West of England and was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution.
was King and it was here in 1764 that James Hargreaves invented the "Spinning Jenny". You can get a feel for life in the North of England by taking a look at the
Lancashire Evening Telegraph . What about me and my family? Well, I went to QEGS -
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn,
before earning an Honours Degree in Bacteriology from Edinburgh University, started a career in computing with Burroughs and moved to Willits, California. I moved to Livermore, California, home to many fine vineyards and the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
I'm now back in Willits. I play Racquetball and work out quite a bit. My dad was an avid
Crown Green Bowler and played on the Roe Lee Park team in Blackburn. My Mom loved to garden.
Most Lassey families live in either Lancashire or Yorkshire though some live in the US, Canada, New Zealand and even more exotic places like Togo. You can explore three large Lassey families via the Lassey Genealogy Page, my own and two large families from Yorkshire. Please email me if you have potential additions or changes to these families or if you know of any other Lasseys. You can visit the Worldwide Lassey Genealogy Club if you have a Yahoo ID and IDs are free.
- Blackburn Rovers - one of the founding members of the English Football League, League Champions in 1995, sixth in 1997-8 and down to the first division in 1999. They bounced back to the Premier League in 2001 and won the Worthington Cup in 2002.
- DeLacy History - a history of the DeLacy family in England, Lords of the Honor of Clitheroe as recorded by Whitaker and Dugdale.
- Henry Holt Brick Collection - simple building blocks but a wealth of history and a story of dedication to a straight forward ideal.
Lancashire Bookstore - a plethora of books about Lancashire. Use the list to locate a book and get it from your local library or buy it - sometimes at 40% discount - in association with Amazon.com.
- Lancashire Castles, Manors and Halls - a guide to most of them in Lancashire including several Castles, many manors and lots of Halls.
Lancashire Links List - aboutlancs.com - over 1200 links to an assortment of interesting information about Lancashire, past, present and future.
- Lucid Dreaming - the ability to recognize you're dreaming while you're dreaming - go anywhere, do anything and best of all - fly.
- Melanoma - remember to use sun screen to help protect you against this insidious skin cancer. My thanks to Allison for the link.
Mills of Blackburn - a growing list and description of the many mills and supporting industries that once existed in Blackburn. Perhaps you, or your folks, worked at one of them. Drop me a line if you have an interesting story to tell or want to add to the list.
QEGS Past Pupil Book - see what QEGS past pupils wrote a few years ago when the book was active.
- Roman Ribchester - the Roman Fort in Ribchester was home to a contingent of Sarmatian Cavalry. There is a museum in Ribchester well worth the visit.
- View the Visitors Book - see what others wrote and left for posterity when the book was active.
Thwaites Scholarship - awarded each year to students in the Daniel Thwaites Brewery service area.
- Whalley Abbey - a History of Whalley Abbey. The Cistercian monastery at Stanlow in Cheshire was founded in A.D.1170. Repeated flooding of the Abbey and other natural afflictions made the monks of Stanlow want to move, and a suitable site was found at Whalley. It took some years however for the removal to be effected, and it was not until April 1296 that the Abbot and about 20 monks arrived in Whalley.
aboutlancs.com - Lancashire Link List
Lancashire Bookstore - UK
Lancashire Bookstore - US
Created: 2 May 1996.
Last Updated: 6 April 2015
Copyright © Steve Lassey 1996-2015. All Rights Reserved.
Please seek permission for written or electronic reproduction of this web site.