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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

28 May 2021 30 May 2021 2 responses

Kent Day – 26th May

Kent Day is celebrated on 26th May, the feast day of St Augustine. In honour of the day we present our portrait of the county and a Map of Kent. Kent is a maritime county at the south-easternmost point of Great Britain, known as the … Continue reading

23 May 2021 2 responses

Middlesex Day – 16th May

Middlesex Day is celebrated each year on 16th May. This commemorates the actions of the 57th (West Middlesex Regiment) at the battle of Aluera (1811) during the Peninsula War. During the battle, Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis, despite his injuries, refused to retire from the battle but … Continue reading

Somerset Day – 11th May

Somerset Day is celebrated on May 11th, commemorating the gathering of his people by King Alfred to battle and defeat the Danes in May 878. In antipication of the day, we present our Map of Somerset and our portrait of the county. Somerset is a … Continue reading

Staffordshire Day – 1st May

Saturday 1st May 2021 is Staffordshire Day –  the anniversary of the founding of Josiah Wedgewood and Sons. We present our portrait of the county. Staffordshire is an inland county in the English Midlands. The county provides great contrasts, from the wild moorlands of the … Continue reading

Huntingdonshire Day – 25th April

Sunday April 25th 2021 is Huntingdonshire Day. In celebration we present our portrait of the county. A map of the county can be found at: http://www.gazetteer.org.uk/map/#Huntingdonshire/centre=52.372,-0.224/zoom=11 Huntingdonshire is an inland county between the Midlands and East Anglia. One of the smallest of the counties, Huntingdonshire … Continue reading

Warwickshire Day – 23rd April

Warwickshire has previously had no generally recognised county day, despite there being so much about the county to celebrate. It’s time this omission was rectified. Surely 23rd April is the only candidate, it being the date recognised as the birthday (in 1564) of William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

22 April 2021 one response

County Durham Day – 20th March

County Durham Day is celebrated each 20th March, the date of Saint Cuthbert’s death. In anticipation of the big day, we present our Portrait of County Durham. County Durham is a maritime county in the north-east of England. Known as “the Land of the Prince … Continue reading

15 March 2021 2 responses

A Portrait of Cornwall

For St Piran’s Day (5th March) we present our portrait of Cornwall. The Royal Duchy of Cornwall is a maritime county which forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of Great Britain. Cornwall is a county of astounding landscapes and distinct identity. Both coasts provide … Continue reading

Shropshire Day – 23rd February

The first county day of 2021 is Shropshire Day on Tuesday 23rd February, the feast day of St Milburga. Sadly, the covid restrictions will mean this is a lower key affair than usual but there are still many ways to celebrate the charms of this … Continue reading

20 February 2021 2 responses