skip to main content

A society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) Counties of the United Kingdom.

Search for:
 Menu

» Michael Garber

Westmorland Road Sign

ABC Member Philip Tibbetts advises that Burton village council organised and funded this Westmorland sign. It is understood that Cumbria council has given Parish Councils the ability to erect signs if they want following on from Eric Pickles’ initiative last April.  

Our Counties 2015 – Call for items

Please send-in of content for the ABC’s Annual publication, ‘Our Counties’. We are looking for absolutely anything to do with the counties: articles, news items, snippets, photos, poems, quotes, quizzes, puzzles etc. etc. The high standard we have set with Our Counties can only be maintained … Continue reading

18 January 2015 25 January 2015 start the discussion

Help select a county day for Bedfordshire

The Friends of Bedfordshire Society, a county branch of the Association of British Counties has established a vote to choose a county day for Bedfordshire. http://friendsofbedfordshire.org.uk/day.php There are quite a few days to choose from, and voting is open until Midnight 28th February 2015. The Friends of Bedfordshire … Continue reading

Update from CountyCon 2014

Those who attended the recent Historic Counties Convention will have heard the latest developments in the Association’s work. The Association continues to promote the historic counties, and encourages their use. To help support this motive, the County-Wise website features a growing number of resources explaining the … Continue reading

Try your luck at the UK County Map Quiz

The UK County Map Quiz is the first interactive activity to launch in the new County-Wise Activity Zone. Try you luck at correctly identifying the counties of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Or why not try all of them? Try your luck at: activities.county-wise.org.uk  

Four new county flags join the register

A flurry of county flag registrations sees Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Surrey flags added to the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry. Whilst the Bedfordshire, Norfolk, and Surrey designs stem from traditional county emblems, the Northamptonshire flag is the result of a competition hosted by Northamptonshire … Continue reading

Huntingdonshire

In this series of articles from the archives of This England, we step into Michael Bradford’s vision of Huntingdonshire from the summer of 1993. Local government reform is on the horizon and Huntingdonshire continues to fight for its identity. In 2014, as the prospect of a county flag for Cambridgeshire … Continue reading

8 September 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

CountyCon2014 – 25 October 2014

The Association of British Counties and Historic Counties Trust cordially invite you to ‘CountyCon2014′… …A day of talks, news and fun for all those who love our historic counties. The Historic Counties Convention promises to be a lively day of talks news and fun and you … Continue reading

Colour Your County on Historic County Flags Day – 23 July 2014

In the run-up to Historic County Flags Day – 23 July 2014, the Association of British Counties is pleased to publish county colouring sheets for the event. Historic County Flags Day aims to get as many county flags flying across the United Kingdom as possible on … Continue reading

21 July 2014 24 July 2014 start the discussion

Colour Your County on 23 July 2014

Issued: 21 July 2014 For Immediate Release  Colour Your County on 23 July 2014 (PDF) In the run-up to Historic County Flags Day – 23 July 2014, the Association of British Counties is pleased to publish county colouring sheets for the event. Historic County Flags … Continue reading

21 July 2014 20 July 2014 start the discussion


Contact Us • Terms & Conditions • M Fielding Design Copyright © 2011- The Association of British Counties.