Bickerstaffe, Isaac, c.1735-c.1812, English dramatist, b. Ireland. Included among his comedies and ballad operas are The Maid of the Mill (produced in 1765) and The Padlock (produced in 1768).
Bickerstaffe is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,196. The village is near junction 3 of the M58 motorway, and is about four miles west of Skelmersdale.

The grounds of Bickerstaffe AFC are at Hall Lane.

In the seventeenth century, Bickerstaffe was an important local centre of the Quakers in West Lancashire.

An annual music festival, Bickerstock, takes place in the summer season, featuring local and international artists, and drawing in increasingly large crowds.

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