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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

It could only happen...

in the 'back of beyond' NE Lancashire...
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are to be given the Freedom of the Borough of Ribble Valley.  (Honour)
One of the local shops is famous for producing sausages (top quality and many varieties).
The award-winning team at the shop have named a new pork sausage, 'The Duke of Lancaster's' in honour of the soldiers! A local brewery are giving the Regiment bottles of their  'Liberation Ale' which they made originally in 2004 to commemorate the D-day anniversary.

 The Honour, Freedom of the Borough,  dates back to the Middle Ages allowing troops to parade through an area. Today it's a ceremonial honour to signify a close bond between an area and the regiment. 40 local lads are serving with the Duke of Lancaster's regiment. The local area is steeped in history as I've noted before...

2 comments:

Janis said...

Wow..that sounds like a fun thing to watch. Great part of history!

Joy said...

Sounds great to me. I love a bit of history