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Lincolnshire Day 1st Oct 2022

Lincolnshire Day is celebrated each year on 1st October. It has grown to become one of the most widely celebrated of all county days. We present our Portrait of Lincolnshire and some photos from today’s celebrations. Details about the Lincolnshire Flag can be found at … Continue reading

1 October 2022 one response

Celebrating the Historic Counties:  Westmorland and Furness Council  

In this article we propose ways in which the new Westmorland and Furness Council can celebrate the historic counties in its area in line with the UK Government guidance Celebrating the Historic Counties of England. This guidance recommends that councils celebrate the importance of the … Continue reading

28 September 2022 6 responses

Derbyshire Day – 22nd September 2022

Derbyshire Day is celebrated each September 22nd, the date on which the Derbyshire flag was launched. In celebration we present our Portrait of Derbyshire , our Map of Derbyshire and some photos from the celebrations on 22nd September 2022.

26 September 2022 2 responses

Hampshire Day 15th July 2022

Hampshire Day is celebrated on 15th July, the feast day of St Swithin, an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester.    In celebration we present our Portrait of Hampshire and some photos of today’s celebrations. As the photos show, some of the local authorities in Hampshire embrace the … Continue reading

15 July 2022 one response

Suffolk Day 21st June 2022

Suffolk Day is celebrated each June 21st, the longest day of the year, chosen to highlight the fact that the county is the most easterly.  In celebration we present our Portrait of Suffolk and some photos of today’s celebrations. Thanks and congratulations are due to … Continue reading

Sussex Day 16th June 2022

Sussex Day is celebrated on 16th June, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, the county’s patron saint. This has become a huge annual celebration with the Sussex Flag featuring prominently. To join in the celebrations we present Our Portrait of Sussex and some photos … Continue reading

Northumberland – a County Portrait

Northumberland, a maritime county in the far north-east of England, is a county of contrasts. Much of the county comprises richly dramatic scenery, from the open coast to the wild interior. Half of the county is mountain or moorland. Along the jagged and stony North … Continue reading

Kent Day – 26th May 2022

Kent Day is celebrated on 26th May, the feast day of St Augustine. Checkout our Portrait of Kent and our Map of Kent. As with other county days in 2022, this year has seen the day celebrated more widely than ever before, with BBC Radio … Continue reading

Middlesex Day 16th May 2022

Middlesex Day is celebrated each year on 16th May. Middlesex Day, as with most county day celebrations, has been growing in popularity year on year. 2022 has unquestionably been the biggest event yet with even the Prime Minister (MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip) joining … Continue reading

Somerset Day 2022

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. You can read our Portrait of Somerset to get a flavour of the many delights that Somerset has to offer. … Continue reading