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Northumberland Day – 30th May 2021

Northumberland Day will be celebrated on Sunday 30th May 2021. In anticipation of the day, we present our Map of Northumberland and our portrait of the county. Northumberland is a maritime county in the far north-east of England. The contrast between the south-east and the … Continue reading

28 May 2021 30 May 2021 2 responses

Kent Day – 26th May

Kent Day is celebrated on 26th May, the feast day of St Augustine. In honour of the day we present our portrait of the county and a Map of Kent. Kent is a maritime county at the south-easternmost point of Great Britain, known as the … Continue reading

23 May 2021 3 responses

Middlesex Day – 16th May

Middlesex Day is celebrated each year on 16th May. This commemorates the actions of the 57th (West Middlesex Regiment) at the battle of Aluera (1811) during the Peninsula War. During the battle, Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis, despite his injuries, refused to retire from the battle but … Continue reading

Somerset Day – 11th May

Somerset Day is celebrated on May 11th, commemorating the gathering of his people by King Alfred to battle and defeat the Danes in May 878. In antipication of the day, we present our Map of Somerset and our portrait of the county. Somerset is a … Continue reading

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