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Towns astride county borders

If ever one wanted an example of why the historic counties are not particularly suited to local government, this list of towns astride county boundaries is a case in point. From striking cases such as the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border on Newmarket High Street, to more self-evident … Continue reading

5 February 2017 10 responses

Warwickshire’s new flag

The recent registration of the new Warwickshire flag by the Flag Institute  leaves England with only five counties without a county flag. The design of the new flag features the fourteenth-century bear-and-ragged-staff emblem traditionally associated with the county. The emblem received a makeover to align … Continue reading

24 August 2016 one response

The Staffordshire flag over the church of Saint Lawrence, Gnosall

The Staffordshire county flag flying over the church of Saint Lawrence, Gnosall (Shaun P. Jones)
The Staffordshire county flag flying over the church of Saint Lawrence, Gnosall (Shaun P. Jones)
Image 22 May 2016 News start the discussion

Cycling the historic counties in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Mark Williams is cycling the historic counties of England with friends from 28 May in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The journey was inspired by Engel’s England – a book about the counties published back in 2014 – and is in memory of Laurie Engel, the … Continue reading

22 May 2016 1 November 2016 start the discussion

Huntingdonshire Flag at Pathfinder House on Huntingdonshire Day 2016

Huntingdonshire Flag at Pathfinder House
Huntingdonshire Flag at Pathfinder House (Huntingdonshire District Council)
Image 3 May 2016 News one response

Staffordshire Heritage Group and their Staffordshire flag proposal

Trevor Fisher (history writer and heritage group member), Phillip Kinnersley (Chair of Trustees for Stafford Burgesses Guild), Margaret George (Chair of Staffordshire Heritage Group), John Edwards (Master of Stafford Burgesses Guild) and Professor Alan Eardley (Squire of Stafford Morris Men). Photo: Josh Cope.
Trevor Fisher (history writer and heritage group member), Phillip Kinnersley (Chair of Trustees for Stafford Burgesses Guild), Margaret George (Chair of Staffordshire Heritage Group), John Edwards (Master of Stafford Burgesses Guild) and Professor Alan Eardley (Squire of Stafford Morris Men). Photo: Josh Cope.
Image 3 March 2016 From the counties , 3 responses

Vote for the new Staffordshire Flag!

A vote on the new Staffordshire flag has been established by the Flag Institute, following a request by the Staffordshire Heritage Group to register this Chevron and Knot flag. The online poll is located on the Flag Institute’s website. Only those who live or work in … Continue reading

28 February 2016 3 April 2016 start the discussion

Historic Counties Convention 24 October 2015

Join us in York for the Historic Counties Convention on 24 October 2015. Visit http://abcounties.com/countycon for more information.

Historic County Flags Day – 23 July 2015

Historic County Flags Day – #CountyFlagsDay is Thursday 23rd July 2015, when the people of Great Britain celebrate the nation’s historic counties through the flying of Flags. Colour Your County! https://colouryourcounty.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/countyflagsday  

New marker post on Lancashire / Yorkshire border

The Friends of Real Lancashire, one of our affiliated groups, invite you to attend the unveiling ceremony for a new marker post on 22 March 2015 and say:   Walkers on the Pennine Way near Oldham will from this week know when they are crossing … Continue reading



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