Thursday 27 November is the date when Lancastrian’s celebrate the day that Lancashire had its first representatives invited to Parliament, back when King Edward 1 was on the throne in 1295. The first known Lancashire Day was experienced in 1996, with a toast to The Queen, Duke of Lancaster!
Lancashire Day Proclamation
The Lancashire Day proclamation will be read out by town criers across the county on the day itself. The proclamation reads:
“To the people of the city and county palatine of Lancaster
Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen, the 63rd year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is
Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty's County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.
Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples' pleasure in that excellent distinction - true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.
GOD BLESS LANCASHIRE
AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN,
DUKE OF LANCASTER”.
Taken from The Friends of Real Lancashire Website.
Visit Lancashire Competition
This year you can get involved with Lancashire Day by helping to raise the profile of this annual event by using social media to show off your county! Post pictures of your favourite Lancashire landmarks, tell everyone about your most enjoyable Lancashire meal, food and drink, or celebrate the famous Lancastrians from your area. If on Twitter, use the hashtag #WhereLifeFeelsGood and share any photographs you have of Lancashire. Visit Lancashire is running a competition up until 30 November, and will choose photographs that have been shared using the above hashtag. See here for more details.
Face for Business is based in Burscough, Lancashire
Face for Business set up its telephone answering and call handing service in the small village of Burscough, which is situated at Burscough Wharf, adjacent to the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in Lancashire. If you would like to know more about the village in which we reside, please click on the images below, and you will be taken to a couple of small features on the village of Burscough itself - do you want to know more about the Wharf, or know about the mysterious ‘fairy tale’ of Burscough Bridge…..?
Just up the road from us, in the hamlet of Rufford, is a National Trust property named Rufford Old Hall, which is one the many Edwardian/Victorian Houses within Lancashire, the property is renowned for one of its very famous visitors – click on the image below to find out who!
Amongst the many famous Lancastrians we could mention is multi-award winning and successful entrepreneur, Wayne Hemingway. Whilst Wayne was in our area in the summer, we had the opportunity to interview him, and we asked him why he chose to champion arts initiative ‘Creative Lancashire’. To see what his response was, follow this link. There is also notable advice in relation to setting up your own business and suggestions from Wayne on how to go about it.
Finally, we couldn’t write about Lancashire Day without mentioning one of our favourite means of networking! Are you on Twitter? Do you know about #LancashireHour? Each Thursday, between 8-9pm, Lancashire businesses get together and network virtually, on Twitter. Get involved! Search on Twitter using the #LancashireHour hashtag, and participate in the weekly networking hour, and promote your Lancashire business, no matter what it is, to your counterparts. Here’s the link to the networking account.
Here at Face for Business, we’re going to be joining in this annual celebration by drinking Lancashire Tea, eating Lancashire Hotpot and munching on Lancashire Crisps! We’ll also be live on Twitter during #LancashireHour, please come and say a virtual hello!
Enjoy the day!