Calendar

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Cornwall – St. Piran’s Day (County Day)
Mar 5 all-day
Mar
8
Thu
2018
Anglia – St Felix’s Day (Provincial Day)
Mar 8 all-day
Mar
20
Tue
2018
County Durham – St Cuthbert’s Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day

 

 

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 29 all-day

 

 

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
25
Wed
2018
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Tue
2018
Staffordshire – Anniversary of Wedgwood Pottery (County Day)
May 1 all-day

The date commemorates the founding of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons which took place in 1759. This was chosen as part of a public vote, the other candidates remain other significant dates for flying the county flag:

July 5 – the anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, which was uncovered in 2009;

September 6 – on that day in 1651 King Charles II hid in an oak tree in South Staffordshire;

September 18 – this was the birth date of Doctor Samuel Johnson who was born on this date in Lichfield in 1709;

September 27 – renowned engineer James Brindley, who lived in Leek, passed away on this date in 1772

May
11
Fri
2018
Somerset – King Alfred Gathers the People (County Day)
May 11 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 Somerset flag can be flown. These include:

19th May – St Dunstan’s feast day

6th July – The battle of Sedgmoor

May
16
Wed
2018
Middlesex – Battle of Albuera (County Day)
May 16 all-day

 

 

May
25
Fri
2018
Wessex – St. Aldhelm’s Day (Provincial Day)
May 25 all-day