Foreign News: Slump & Boom in Lancashire

"She's a bonny woman," said a mill girl as the red and black Rolls-Royce with the royal standard fluttering above its radiator crept through a Lancashire cotton town one sunny day last week. From the car window Queen Elizabeth II smiled at her loyal Lancastrians and waved a gloved hand. It was the Queen's first state visit to the grimy industrial county where 5,000,000 sturdy English folk spin the bulk of Britain's cotton textiles, mine a goodly share of its coal. She had come with her husband Philip to shed a ray of royal...

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