Let’s Celebrate Lancashire Day
Lancashire Day is on 27th November and is a day when we can be proud to call ourselves Lancastrians and celebrate all things Lancashire
It’s also the day when the Lancashire Day proclamation will be read out by town criers throughout the county. On the 27th November in 1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as “The Model Parliament”.
There will be lots of events planned for around the county. Homes Mill in Clitheroe, will be hosting an event to unveil Lancashire’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025, whilst the Blackpool Tower Ballroom will be the venue for the launch of a brand new scheme, Our Lancashire, a Lancashire wide initiative to bring groups and communities together to make Lancashire a greater place to live, work and play.
Lancashire benefits from amazing and varied countryside. With stunning scenery in the RIbble Valley, the coastal towns of Blackpool, (with its iconic tower), Lytham and St Annes, wildlife rich Morecambe Bay and the undulating fells and moorland of the Forest of Bowland. Lancashire has something for everyone.
There are great places to explore. From the historic city of Lancaster, home to the Queen’s only castle in the north, the city of Preston with its top university UCLan, to the Pennine towns of Burnley, Blackburn and Colne.
You don’t have to travel far out of town to be out in the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle.
The county is also wash with a plethora of award-winning food producers, fabulous eateries and foodie festivals. With 10 Lancashire cheese producers, all located within 10 miles of the Trough of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all of which make Lancashire Cheese in the traditional method using Lancashire milk. And of course, not forgetting the traditional Lancashire Hot Pot, butter pie and mushy peas.
For eating out, the heart of Lancashire is home to a diverse range of restaurants and pubs from Michelin starred British cooking to local and seasonal food and drink.
Lancashire also has a history of fashion and sport. But the best thing about Lancashire? The people. Whether you work or live in the county, or just pay a flying visit, you’ll always be guaranteed a warm Lancashire welcome.
Happy Lancashire Day.