Lancashire Day ~ Fri 27th Nov

Started by: jo anne (33248) 

What local authorities think about the traditional county of Lancashire -

For administrative purposes, we are no longer part of Lancashire, but for ceremonial, cultural and related purposes we have always recognised and celebrated our Lancashire traditions.

Started: 23rd Nov 2020 at 18:53

Posted by: jo anne (33248) 

Lancashire Day celebration taking to the skies over Wigan (Wigan Today)


Thanks to Lolly of Wigan Peers for the poster

Replied: 23rd Nov 2020 at 19:04

Posted by: jo anne (33248) 

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Posted by: jo anne (33248) 

Look out for the delayed plane today!

Bolton 11:15
Wigan 11:25
Chorley 11:30

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 09:54

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (89)

I celebrate Lancashire Day every year.
I now live in what is considered by some to be Merseyside but I refuse to have the word Merseyside in my address. It is a non word, it means nothing. I always give my address as Lancashire. On Lancashire Day I wear a handmade Lancashire Rose brooch. I also sell handmade Lancashire Day Cards on Ebay and Etsy.

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 10:10

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

didn't know about it.

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 10:21

Posted by: jo anne (33248) 

Basil, the plane’s flying today!

Our Lancashire connections are worth celebrating, Bradshaws Girl.

@HistoricEngland tweeted this yesterday (27 Nov):
Happy #LancashireDay! Today marks the day in 1295 when King Edward I called the first representatives from Lancashire to Parliament.

Where's your favourite historic place in Lancashire?

Check out our 6 stories to celebrate the county: Link*

*2. From mill to music hall: how the humble clog hit the big time

An old photo shows the premises of Peter Ranicar, Clog Maker, Bradshawgate, Leigh, Lancashire, late C19th

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 10:40

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Mark Clyndes of Walkleys says, "More clogs were worn down south than in the northern industrial towns".
The London fish docks, fruit markets and the mines of Kent being particularly noted.

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 14:19

Posted by: jo anne (33248) 


Clogs are still made in Yorkshire today, by Walkleys, who can trace their heritage back to 1946.

It is claimed that the first pair of clogs were made in Bolton in 1326.

Clogs were popularised In Lancashire by Flemish weavers who came here during the Industrial Revolution.

Red Rose cloggers changed the full wooden clog to include a leather upper.

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 15:27
Last edited by jo anne: 28th Nov 2020 at 15:27:54

Posted by: jo anne (33248) 

Did anybody spot the plane? I didn’t


Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 16:36

Posted by: fedup (174)

Every mention of Greater Manchester in the media, by politicos ,and especially on radio and tv makes me sick!
Is it not merely an administration area dreamed up by some jobsworths which has put an extra layer of bureaucracy out there that we are paying for?
Someone correct me if I am wrong please but I consider there is no such place-Always Wigan, Lancashire for me!!!!

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 20:12

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Lancashire is a county.

Q: What's a "county"?

A: An administration area!

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 21:21

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

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Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 22:05

Posted by: PeterP (8227)

Tonker us old uns prefer to say we live in Lancashire because it by tradition sounds better than living in Merseyside or Greater Manchester. I dont no nowt about Hereldic signs so decypher the above coat of arms for us

Replied: 29th Nov 2020 at 09:26


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