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1. Pie Eaters of Wigan
The people of Wigan, a town famous for - amongst other things - its delicious pies, are happily known as "pie-eaters"; but should they be? What does this unusual nickname really mean, and where does it originate from?
2. Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Each year, Trafalgar Square, London, hosts what is arguably the most famous Christmas tree in the world, but just what is so notable about this tree?
3. The Grand National - A Grand Racing Tradition
The Grand National is a world-famous horse race held in April every year, at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
4. The National Trust
Founded in 1895, this charity is concerned with the protection, preservation and restoration of places, properties and heritage that could never be replaced. From taking care of individual works of art to managing enormous woodlands, the National Trust is involved in massively diverse projects.
5. A Visitor's Quick Guide to English Currency
Visiting England and worried about how to negotiate the British currency? This brief overview should help to allay any fears and give you an idea of what to expect.
6. Liverpool A City Divided?
From music to football, religion to recreation, Liverpool is a city with something to offer all visitors, no matter their age or interests.
7. English Culture Newsletter Archive & Sign Up
Do you love all things English? Want to know when the latest articles are available on the English Culture site, or to hear about what's happening in England? Then sign up for the BellaOnline English Culture Newsletter.
8. J K Rowling and Harry Potter
J K Rowling, creator, of Harry Potter, is one of the most successful writers on earth. Her books have transferred to the big screen with tremendously successful films which have a star cast of English actors.
9. Native English Animals
Were there ever wild, dangerous animals in England? The answer is yes. Here is what they were and where they are now.
10. Enid Blyton Books
Children's author Enid Blyton produced books that appeal to preschool children to those in their teens. Three of her classic series, illustrative of her range, were Malory Towers, Noddy and The Famous Five.
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