Where does Lee Mack visit in his episode of WDYTYA?

By Seth Burgess, 16 July 2018 - 11:21am

Lee Mack began his journey in Liverpool Central Library before following the trail to France, Belgium, Southport and Ireland. Discover the locations that he visited with this guide

Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool Central Library was Lee Mack's first port of call (Credit: Getty)

Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library, located near St George’s Hall where Billy Mac joined up, is home to “unique and rare archives from the 13th century to the present day which tell Liverpool’s story”. It’s here that Lee begins to learn about Billy’s military service in the company of Prof Peter Doyle.
 

Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall, where Billy Mac trained for the Western Front and Lee meets Dr Andrew Maunder, is the stately home of Lord Derby. It’s open to the public.
 

Maricourt

You can learn more about Maricourt, Lee’s jumping-off place to explore Billy Mac’s military service on the Continent and to see where his great grandfather fought, at www.francethisway.com/places/a/maricourt-somme.php.
 

Ypres

Next, Lee heads to Ypres, and you can learn more about the First World War history of the area at the website of the In Flanders Field Museum: www.inflandersfields.be/en.

 

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

It’s at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre that Lee meets showman and academic Dr Tony Lidington and hears Cabbages, Ca-beans and Carrots sung in person for the first time.

 

Ballina

Learn more about Ballina, which Lee calls “a place I’ve heard about all my life but never visited”, at www.mayo-ireland.ie/en/towns-villages/ballina/ballina.html.

 

Ballina Archives

Lee meets the social historian Dr Elaine Farrell and learns about his grandfather’s name change at at the local archives: www.mayolibrary.ie/en/FindABranch/Ballina.

 

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