Calendar

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Rutland Day: Great Siege of Gibraltar (County Day)
Sep 13 all-day
Sep
22
Sun
2019
Derbyshire Flag Day (County Day)
Sep 22 all-day

 

 

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Cumberland Day: Baptism of John Peel (County Day)
Sep 24 all-day

 

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Monmouthshire Day: Feast of St Cadoc (County Day)
Sep 25 all-day

 

 

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Westmorland Day : Earldom of Westmorland Created (County Day)
Sep 29 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of a vote. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Westmorland flag can be flown. These include:

30th January – Birth of Lady Anne Clifford
30th July – Death of Thomas de Strickland
1st October – Battle of Tinghai
21st October – Death of Earl Ralph Neville
18th December – Battle of Clifton – Contender for the last battle on English soil

 

 

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Lincolnshire Day: Lincolnshire Rising (County Day)
Oct 1 all-day

 

 

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Northamptonshire: Feast of St Crispin (County Day)
Oct 25 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of the vote that also selected the county flag. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Northamptonshire flag can be flown. These include:

5th January – Death of Philippa of England – Born in the historic county of Northamptonshire, she became Queen, and even Regent, of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

26th February – Radar first demonstrated – In Upper Stowe.

31st May – Death of Waltheof – 1st Earl of the county and last of the Anglo-Saxon earls.

28th July – Battle of Talavera – Battle honour and anniversary of the Northamptonshire Regiment, who became nicknamed “The Heroes of Talavera”

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Essex Day: Feast of St Cedd (County Day)
Oct 26 all-day

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Lancashire Day: Anniversary of First Lancastrian Representation in Parliament (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Thu
2019
Bedfordshire Day: Birth of John Bunyan (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day

The Bedfordshire County Day was chosen by popular vote.

The other nominations also offer particularly appropriate dates for flying the Bedfordshire flag.

They include:

19 January – Earldom (later Dukedom) of Bedford recreated, 1550
12 April – Bedfordshire County Council officially granted coat-of-arms, 1951
20 June – Siege of Bedford Castle begins, 1224
13 August – Blenheim Day: the Bedfordshire Regiment and its successors celebrate the anniversary of the battle, 1704
2 September – Birth of prison reformer John Howard, 1726
14 October – First flight of the airship R101 from Cardington, 1929
6 November – 1st and 2nd Battalions Bedfordshire Regiment meet at Bailleul en route to Ypres, 1914
15 November – First High Sheriff of Bedfordshire appointed, 1575
25 November – Feast of St Catherine, patron saint of spinners, weavers and lacemakers
15 December – Birth of Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams, 1899