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.
This Sunday is Sussex Day, a day to celebrate everything we love about Sussex. Details of the many events taking place across the county, both on Saturday 15th and on Sunday 16th, can be found on the wonderful Sussex Flag Facebook page. The event takes place … Continue reading
Our Middlesaxon brigade, led as ever by the indomitable Russell Grant, has been very active lately. They have launched a new Facebook group Middlesex Heritage as a meeting place for all those involved in the many social, cultural and sporting organisations of the county and for … Continue reading
As the 2019 cricket season begins, ABC Chairman Peter Boyce reflects on the challenges – and the opportunities – for county cricket. Cricket is the only mass spectator sport which is based upon our historic counties. Total attendance figures for county cricket in 2018 were … Continue reading