Is President Bush part of the Red Rose Diaspora?
HISTORIANS are planning to unveil research to prove the ancestors of American President George W Bush came from Chorley in Lancashire.
The St Laurence parish church’s historical society has spent over a year collecting evidence to show President Bush’s ancestor Myles Standish – one of the first English settlers to sail to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620 – hails from Duxbury in Chorley.
Chorley is not far from Wigan, birthplace of Lancashire’s most famous George.
North or South, when I open my mouth, they know that I’m not Dutch,
They can tell I come from Lancashire, but they can’t tell me much.