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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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?

5. 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.

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. When We Were Very Young - Book Review
When We Were Very Young is a poetry book by A A Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The book was first published in 1924, yet many of the poems are simple enough to delight children (and adults!) of today.

9. Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington is the story of a young man who heads to London to find his fortune in a city where he believes the streets are paved with gold. Richard Whittington was one of London's mayors, but he was not poor and was not known to have a cat - the animal who brought Dick fame and fortune.

10. Jerusalem by William Blake
William Blake's poem Jerusalem, set to the music we use now during the First World War, is seen by some as an English National Anthem.



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