The Association of British Counties (ABC) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) counties of the United Kingdom.
The ABC believes that the historic counties are an important part of the culture, geography and heritage of The United Kingdom. The ABC contends that Britain needs a fixed popular geography, one divorced from the ever changing names and areas of local government but, instead, one rooted in history, public understanding and commonly held notions of community and identity. The ABC, therefore, seeks to fully re-establish the use of the historic counties as the standard popular geographical reference frame of Britain and to further encourage their use as a basis for social, sporting and cultural activities.
Yorkshire Day, held annually on 1st August, was created by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975 as a celebration of the county. It has grown to become a huge event, both within the county and for Yorkshire men and women throughout the world. Yorkshire Day 2022 proved … Continue reading
Norfolk Day is celebrated each year on 27th July. In celebration of the day we present our Portrait of Norfolk and some pictures from across the county on Norfolk Day 2022.
Historic County Flags Day is celebrated every 23rd July. It’s a day to fly your county’s flag and to celebrate your county and all the counties. This year the Government has flown the 52 historic county flags registered with the Flag Institute in Parliament Square … Continue reading