Following the recent death of Eric Sykes who was born in Lancashire I read a few letters in the press claiming that Lancashire has produced more comedians than any other county. I'm not sure if that's correct but enjoyed the following letter in today's Daily Telegraph.
Lancashire comedians are not confined to the stage.
A lady living on the Lancashire border at the time of the 1972 boundary changes was told that her postal address would change to Yorkshire.
Interviewed on the news, she expressed concern, as she had heard that Yorkshire winters were harsher than those in Lancashire.