If ever one wanted an example of why the historic counties are not particularly suited to local government, this list of towns astride county boundaries is a case in point. From striking cases such as the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border on Newmarket High Street, to more self-evident … Continue reading
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The recent registration of the new Warwickshire flag by the Flag Institute leaves England with only five counties without a county flag. The design of the new flag features the fourteenth-century bear-and-ragged-staff emblem traditionally associated with the county. The emblem received a makeover to align … Continue reading
Mark Williams is cycling the historic counties of England with friends from 28 May in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The journey was inspired by Engel’s England – a book about the counties published back in 2014 – and is in memory of Laurie Engel, the … Continue reading
A vote on the new Staffordshire flag has been established by the Flag Institute, following a request by the Staffordshire Heritage Group to register this Chevron and Knot flag. The online poll is located on the Flag Institute’s website. Only those who live or work in … Continue reading
Join us in York for the Historic Counties Convention on 24 October 2015. Visit http://abcounties.com/countycon for more information.
Historic County Flags Day – #CountyFlagsDay is Thursday 23rd July 2015, when the people of Great Britain celebrate the nation’s historic counties through the flying of Flags. Colour Your County! https://colouryourcounty.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/countyflagsday
The Friends of Real Lancashire, one of our affiliated groups, invite you to attend the unveiling ceremony for a new marker post on 22 March 2015 and say: Walkers on the Pennine Way near Oldham will from this week know when they are crossing … Continue reading