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Yorkshire Day 1st August 2022

Yorkshire Day, held annually on 1st August, was created by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975 as a celebration of the county. It has grown to become a huge event, both within the county and for Yorkshire men and women throughout the world. Yorkshire Day 2022 proved … Continue reading

Norfolk Day 27th July 2022

Norfolk Day is celebrated each year on 27th July. In celebration of the day we present our Portrait of Norfolk and some pictures from across the county on Norfolk Day 2022.

Historic County Flags Day 23rd July 2022

Historic County Flags Day is celebrated every 23rd July. It’s a day to fly your county’s flag and to celebrate your county and all the counties. This year the Government has flown the 52 historic county flags registered with the Flag Institute in Parliament Square … Continue reading

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County flags fly in Parliament Square for Historic County Flags Day

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities, has confirmed that the county flags will fly in Parliament Square Gardens from Tues 19th July – Sun 24th July 2022 in celebration of Historic County Flags Day (Sat 23rd July 2022). Our thanks to … Continue reading

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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

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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