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Yorkshire Day – 1st August

Yorkshire Day, held annually on 1 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. In celebration … Continue reading

31 July 2021 6 responses

Buckinghamshire Day – 29th July

Buckinghamshire Day is celebrated annually on July 29th, chosen to commemorate the first ever Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948. The Games, originally held for servicemen who had suffered injuries, became the precursors of the Paralympic Games. In celebration we present our portrait of the county … Continue reading

Norfolk Day – 27th July

Norfolk Day is celebrated on 27th July. In celebration of the county we present our portrait of Norfolk and a Map of Norfolk. Norfolk is a large county in East Anglia, forming the round eastern rump of the land. The county is famously flat and … Continue reading

26 July 2021 one response

Hampshire Day – July 15th

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 the county along with our Map of Hampshire. Hampshire is a maritime county of the south coast of England. A … Continue reading

Suffolk Day – 21st June

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 Map of Suffolk and our portrait of the county. Suffolk is a maritime county in … Continue reading

Sussex Day – June 16th

Sussex Day is celebrated on 16th June, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, the county’s patron saint. We present our Map of Sussex and our portrait of the county. We highly recommend the Sussex Flag Facebook page to all lovers of Sussex. Sussex … Continue reading

Wiltshire Day – 5th June

Wiltshire Day is celebrated on 5th June. We present our Map of Wiltshire and a portrait of the county. Wiltshire is an inland county in the south of England. The county is predominantly rural, much of it consisting of chalk uplands. Agriculture and tourism are … Continue reading

Pembrokeshire Day – 1st June

Pembrokeshire Day is celebrated on 1st June. We present our Map Of Pembrokeshire and a portrait of the county. Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro) is a maritime county in the south-western extremity of Wales. Pembrokeshire is washed on three sides by the ocean. The coast is rugged … Continue reading

Dorset Day – 1st June

Dorset Day is celebrated on 1st June – the feast day of Saint Wite. In celebration we present a Map of Dorset and our portrait of the county. Dorset is a maritime county on the south coast of England. Dorset contains an enormous variety of … Continue reading

Northumberland Day – 30th May 2021

Northumberland Day will be celebrated on Sunday 30th May 2021. In anticipation of the day, we present our Map of Northumberland and our portrait of the county. Northumberland is a maritime county in the far north-east of England. The contrast between the south-east and the … Continue reading

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