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Captain Cook to read Yorkshire Declaration at Redcar on Yorkshire Day

Captain James Cook will read the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity at Redcar on Yorkshire Day – 1 August 2014. The Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity is a statement of allegiance to Yorkshire. It is read at each of the three Bars (gates) of York, to represent … Continue reading

Historic County Flags Day 2014

Issued: 14 June 2014 For Immediate Release A national day of celebration has been announced by the Association of British Counties to encourage the population of Great Britain to display their county flag in honour of their historic county. The inaugural annual Historic County Flags … Continue reading

14 June 2014 24 June 2014 start the discussion

Changes to Commenting

Regular users of the ABC website ( will be familiar with the comment forms at the bottom of posts. Unfortunately the spammers are all to familiar with them too. This has lead to a review of discussion facilities on the ABC Website. Scope The changes … Continue reading

Sussex Flags fly for week of Sussex Day

In celebration of Sussex Day, 16th June, the Sussex County Flag will be flown in each of the six ancient Rapes (divisions) of Sussex in the week running up to Sussex Day for the second year running. The Sussex Martlets will be proudly hoisted over the … Continue reading

Historic County Flags Day – 23 July

The Association of British Counties cordially invites you to celebrate the inaugural Historic County Flags Day Wednesday, 23 July 2014 and thereafter annually. Historic County Flags Day is Wednesday 23rd July 2014. This is the inaugural County Flags Day when the population of Great Britain celebrate … Continue reading

26 May 2014 14 June 2014 2 responses

Cambridgeshire County Flag Competition

County campaigner Andy Strangeway has launched a competition to establish a flag for Cambridgeshire. Andy says: In recent years the UK celebrated both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, two major flag waving occasions. Flags are an ancient art form, developed especially to … Continue reading

7 May 2014 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Help the historic counties return to our roads!

With news of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s initiative to see the historic counties signed on our roads, we have produced a flyer for you to share and spread the word. Full details of the initiative, which aims to make it easier for … Continue reading

25 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

Our Counties 2014 – Call for Items

The deadline for submission of content to ABC’s Annual publication, ‘Our Counties’, is March 15th. We are looking for absolutely anything to do with the counties: articles, news items, snippets, photos, poems, quotes, quizzes, puzzles etc. etc. The high standard we have set with Our … Continue reading

9 February 2014 10 May 2014 start the discussion

County border sign campaign takes flight

The campaign to erect signs marking the historic borders of Yorkshire and its ridings run by county campaigner Andy Stangeway is gathering pace. Andy is seeking donations to held further the project and see signs erected at key crossings along the borders. Andy’s drive and … Continue reading

8 January 2014 10 May 2014 one response

Glamorgan Flag Launch

Do you live in Gamorgan? Can you find a good home for one of our flags up a flag pole? If so, then have a go answering our Glamorgan trivia question… The Glamorgan flag was registered back in September, but we now have a number … Continue reading

6 December 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

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