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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