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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

Flying the flag: the county flag movement gains pace

The County Flag movement has been active for some time, however it is perhaps within the last five years that the greatest advances have been seen. The Association of British Counties hopes to develop and promote this interest in not only the flags, but the … Continue reading

14 February 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

ABC Member’s Tesco Campaign Success

ABC Member Andy Stangeway has met with success in getting Tesco to display the historic boundaries of Yorkshire on their local sourcing map. Writing on the ABC Blog, Andy says: The following news release from Tesco illustrates how Yorkshire’s cultural heritage is being eroded yet most Yorkshire folk are … Continue reading

29 January 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion