Calendar

Nov
27
Mon
2017
Lancashire Day: Anniversary of First Lancastrian Representation in Parliament (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Tue
2017
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

Caernarfonshire Day: Death of Owain Gwynedd (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day
Mar
5
Mon
2018
Cornwall Day: Feast of St Piran (County Day)
Mar 5 all-day
Mar
8
Thu
2018
Anglia Day: Feast of St Felix (Provincial Day)
Mar 8 all-day
Mar
20
Tue
2018
County Durham Day: Feast of St Cuthbert Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day
County Durham Day: Feast of St Cuthbert Day (County Day)

 

 

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

 

 

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Orkney Day: Feast of St Magnus (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
25
Wed
2018
Huntingdonshire Day: Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Tue
2018
Staffordshire Day: 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