I'm shocked, Valerie! ;-)
According to Wikipedia,
"Lancashire Day is the county day of historic Lancashire in England. It is held on 27
November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to
Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. Lancashire Day was first held
I assume "held" was meant to be "celebrated."
A day late, there's an article in today's The Guardian at
A copy of the Lancashire Day proclamation can be found at
Some interesting facts and figures about Lancashire can be found on the Northern Life
website at <http://northernlifemagazine.co.uk/lancashire-day-facts/>
Perhaps someone might want to take the Lancashire Day quiz the Lancashire Telegraph has
put online at <https://tinyurl.com/y8r9sju2>
;. I did not do well!
PS Am copying my post to LancsGen in case subscribers are interested in any of the
Valerie lirakis wrote:
>Hi Lynne and everyone, I wasn't aware there was a Lancashire Day. I was
>talking to a fellow Lancastrian yesterday and he wasn't aware of it either.
>How long has it been in existence and for what reason. Bob, I hope you're
>not going to shame me by telling me it goes back to the Wars of the Roses!
>Hope you are all well
>Valerie - principal lines of research ASHWORTH and LANCASTER in Bolton.