Calendar

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Lancashire – Anniversary of the First Lancastrian Parliamentarians (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Thu
2019
Bedfordshire – Birth of John Bunyan (County Day)
Nov 28 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 Bedfordshire flag can be flown. These include:

19th January – Earldom of Bedford recreated who would go on to be the Dukes of Bedford, 1550.
12th April – Bedfordshire County Council was officially granted a coat of arms, 1951.
20th June – Great siege of Bedford Castle begins, 1224.
13th August – Battle of Blenheim (1704) – regimental anniversary of the Bedfordshire Regiment.
2nd September – Birthday of prison reformer, John Howard, 1726.
14th October – The first flight of R101 airship from Cardington hangers, 1929
6th November – The 1st and 2nd battalions met outside of Ypres, 1914.
15th November – Bedfordshire got its own high sheriff, 1575.
25th November – St. Catherine’s Day, patron saint of spinners, weavers & lace makers.
15th December – Birthday of athlete, Harold Abrahams, 1899.

Caernarfonshire – Death of Owain Gwynedd (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day
Mar
5
Thu
2020
Cornwall – St. Piran’s Day (County Day)
Mar 5 all-day
Mar
8
Sun
2020
Anglia – St Felix’s Day (Provincial Day)
Mar 8 all-day
Mar
9
Mon
2020
Commonwealth – Commonwealth Day
Mar 9 all-day
Mar
20
Fri
2020
County Durham – St Cuthbert’s Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day

 

 

Mar
29
Sun
2020
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 29 – Mar 28 all-day

 

 

Apr
16
Thu
2020
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
25
Sat
2020
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day