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Hampshire Day – 15th July

15th July 2019 will see the first celebration of Hampshire Day.  The day will provide an annual opportunity for people across the county to share in celebrating Hampshire’s rich history, traditions, and culture. The date has been chosen since it is the feast day of St Swithun – … Continue reading

Suffolk Day – June 21st 2019

Suffolk Day is the annual celebration of all things Suffolk, with a variety of events being held across the county to show off everything Suffolk has to offer! Full details of events can be found at Suffolk Day Big Weekender . According to the Suffolk Day Proclamation … Continue reading

Sussex Day – Sunday 16th June 2019

This Sunday is Sussex Day, a day to celebrate everything we love about Sussex. Details of the many events taking place across the county, both on Saturday 15th and on Sunday 16th, can be found on the wonderful  Sussex Flag  Facebook page.   The event takes place … Continue reading

Middlesex Heritage

Our Middlesaxon brigade, led as ever by the indomitable Russell Grant, has been very active lately. They have launched a new Facebook group Middlesex Heritage   as a meeting place for all those involved in the many social, cultural and sporting organisations of the county and for … Continue reading

11 June 2019 2 responses

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 10 responses

Berkshire’s new flag unveiled at official ceremony.

The new county flag of Berkshire was revealed at a ceremony conducted at the Berkshire County Show, Newbury, held on September 17th 2017 and attended by the county’s Lord Lieutenant James Puxley, whose sanction had secured the flag’s registration and High Sheriff, Sarah Scrope. ABC … Continue reading

7 October 2017 9 October 2017 one response

Huntingdonshire

In this series of articles from the archives of This England, we step into Michael Bradford’s vision of Huntingdonshire from the summer of 1993. Local government reform is on the horizon and Huntingdonshire continues to fight for its identity. In 2014, as the prospect of a county flag for Cambridgeshire … Continue reading

8 September 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

Anglesey Flag – the story so-far

ABC member Gwyndaf Parri is a resident of Caernarfonshire but a native of neighbouring Anglesey. In 2012 he was the local man heading the campaign which successfully secured a flag for Caernarfonshire that bore the emblem of three golden eagles against a green background, with … Continue reading

25 June 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

ABC appears in Science Fiction novel!

Author, and ABC Member Robert Gibson wrote to us to say that his latest book, Valeddom – Mercury Awaits, mentions the Association. He describes the books as a ‘whimsical story with a serious point’: “Valeddom – Mercury Awaits is an science fiction planetary adventure aimed … Continue reading

16 June 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Yorkshire and its Boundaries

How do you communicate the difference between Yorkshire and the many other understandings which administrative shuffling have created? Cue – the Association of British Counties map of Yorkshire – a unique map which shows the historic County of Yorkshire and its three Ridings, together with the current (2013) areas for … Continue reading

26 April 2013 23 October 2016 27 responses


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