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Saturday, 1 August 2015

A tale of two counties

Today is apparently 'Yorkshire Day'!
 If you were to do a search - you would find that
The date chosen for Yorkshire Day is August 1st  and that it is

'a modern celebration - started in 1975'

So much for the 'history' of Yorks. Day! 

Let's cross over the border of the Pennine chain which is also called the 'backbone of England'.

"Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by  King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament".

It would seem that the Yorks. lot are some 670 years late in adopting the idea.

Lancashire's observance of their day is a lot older and has a ceremony attached.

The Lancashire Day proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county on 27th November:

To the people of the city and County Palatine of Lancaster


Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Fifteen, 

the 64th year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is

Lancashire Day

Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty's County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.

Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the people's pleasure in that excellent distinction - true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.


1 comment:

Joy said...

:-) Interesting, thanks!
J x