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Westmorland Day – 29th September

Westmorland Day is celebrated on 29th September. On this day in 1397, Ralph Neville was created the first Earl of Westmorland by Richard II. This date was chosen in a public vote at the Westmorland county show in 2013. Westmorland was one of the last … Continue reading

29 September 2021 start the discussion

Monmouthshire Day – 25th September

Monmouthshire Day is celebrated on September 25th, the feast day of Saint Cadoc. We present our portrait of the county and a Map of Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire is a maritime county in south-east Wales. Monmouthshire was once the heart of the Kingdom of Gwent, then the … Continue reading

25 September 2021 start the discussion

Local government naming that respects the historic counties

The Association of British Counties (ABC) promotes the importance of the historic counties of the UK to our history, heritage and culture. The biggest challenge facing the identities of the historic counties in England is the continued confusion of the historic counties with local government … Continue reading

15 September 2021 16 responses

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 8 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