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.
Saturday 1st May 2021 is Staffordshire Day – the anniversary of the founding of Josiah Wedgewood and Sons. We present our portrait of the county. Staffordshire is an inland county in the English Midlands. The county provides great contrasts, from the wild moorlands of the … Continue reading
Sunday April 25th 2021 is Huntingdonshire Day. In celebration we present our portrait of the county. A map of the county can be found at: http://www.gazetteer.org.uk/map/#Huntingdonshire/centre=52.372,-0.224/zoom=11 Huntingdonshire is an inland county between the Midlands and East Anglia. One of the smallest of the counties, Huntingdonshire … Continue reading
Warwickshire has previously had no generally recognised county day, despite there being so much about the county to celebrate. It’s time this omission was rectified. Surely 23rd April is the only candidate, it being the date recognised as the birthday (in 1564) of William Shakespeare, … Continue reading