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The Battle for County Cricket is On

As the 2019 cricket season begins, ABC Chairman Peter Boyce reflects on the challenges – and the opportunities – for county cricket.   Cricket is the only mass spectator sport which is based upon our historic counties. Total attendance figures for county cricket in 2018 were … Continue reading

Clearing the confusion between the counties and local government

ABC Chairman Peter Boyce argues that upcoming changes to local government in England continue the trend which will eventually clear-up the confusion in the public mind between local government and the historic counties – to the huge benefit of both. The purpose of ABC is … Continue reading

23 March 2019 9 responses

Hampshire Flag Registered

The Flag Institute has registered a county flag for Hampshire. The flag design is based on the banner of arms granted to Hampshire County Council in 1992. It is comprised of a bi-colour of yellow and red with a rose and crown – colours and … Continue reading

New Flags for Sutherland and East Lothian

Sutherland and East Lothian have become the latest counties in Scotland to have flags registered by the Flag Institute. Both flags were adopted following a public vote. The Sutherland flag was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland at Highland Council’s offices in … Continue reading

Herefordshire Flag Competition launched

The Herefordshire Cultural Partnership has launched a competition to design a flag for the county.  Even five-year-olds will get the vote when Herefordians are given the chance to pick the winner of the competition this summer. “Children are the future of Herefordshire and it’s going to be … Continue reading

11 March 2019 12 March 2019 start the discussion

Westmorland Dales Day July 29th 2018

The extension in 2016 of the Yorkshire Dales National Park into a large area of Westmorland (and a small area of Lancashire) was controversial at the time, with many fearing the imposition of a “Yorkshire Dales” identity on areas not in Yorkshire. Happily, the national … Continue reading

4 July 2018 5 July 2018 4 responses

Suffolk Day Celebrations

The second Suffolk Day was celebrated on June 21st 2018 with events across the county. The official launch was held in Sudbury where town mayor Sue Ayres was joined by fellow Suffolk ceremonial leaders, councillors, public figures and special guests outside Sudbury Town Hall, as … Continue reading

Real Lancashire Boundary Walk

Philip Walsh, Chairman of Friends of Real Lancashire, has set off on his one man walk around the Palatine of Lancashire’s boundary at total of 417 miles.  He will be joined by members of FORL at various stages along the route so if you see … Continue reading

9 June 2018 12 March 2019 2 responses

Wiltshire Day Celebrations

We are delighted to report that Wiltshire is the latest county to adopt a county day. Wiltshire Day is held on 5th June and is a chance for Wiltshire people to celebrate the county’s people and places, its rich history and heritage, its remarkable and beautiful … Continue reading

British County Flags in Review

Britco Flags publishes a growing number of YouTube videos featuring British County flags. Their latest is a review of the currently registered flags of Great Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-XQvdQesUI&feature=youtu.be



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