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Yorkshire Day 1st August 2022

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 27th July 2022

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 23rd July 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

23 July 2022 27 July 2022 start the discussion

County flags fly in Parliament Square for Historic County Flags Day

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities, has confirmed that the county flags will fly in Parliament Square Gardens from Tues 19th July – Sun 24th July 2022 in celebration of Historic County Flags Day (Sat 23rd July 2022). Our thanks to … Continue reading

19 July 2022 3 responses

Westmorland Day – 29th September

Westmorland Day is celebrated on 29th September. On this day in 1397, Ralph Neville was created the first Earl of Westmorland by Richard II. This date was chosen in a public vote at the Westmorland county show in 2013. Westmorland was one of the last … Continue reading

29 September 2021 start the discussion

Illustrated Maps of the Historic Counties

ABC Member Brady Ells is producing the hand-illustrated maps  in Sussex. The maps are A2 size and printed in his native Sussex. Currently a Sussex map is available to purchase and a Dorset map is due out soon. Commissions are invited for all 92 UK counties. The … Continue reading

29 January 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion