Calendar

Oct
25
Thu
2018
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
Fri
2018
Essex Day: Feast of St Cedd (County Day)
Oct 26 all-day

 

 

Nov
11
Sun
2018
UK: Remembrance Sunday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
14
Wed
2018
UK: Birthday of the Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay
Nov 14 all-day
Nov
20
Tue
2018
UK: Wedding Day of HM The Queen
Nov 20 all-day
Nov
27
Tue
2018
Lancashire Day: Anniversary of First Lancastrian Representation in Parliament (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Wed
2018
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
Nov
30
Fri
2018
Scotland: St Andrew’s Day (National Day)
Nov 30 all-day