Flat caps at the ready for Lancashire Day

Preston Town Crier Mike Chapman celebrates Lancashire Day

Preston Town Crier Mike Chapman celebrates Lancashire Day

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Hotpot, tea, cheese - there’s plenty to celebrate about Lancashire, and it’s not all about the food.

Hotpot, tea, cheese - there’s plenty to celebrate about Lancashire, and it’s not all about the food.

Our glorious countryside, historical buildings and famous faces all help put the Red Rose county firmly on the map.

And on Friday, November 27, folk will be celebrating all that is good about the region for Lancashire Day.

Lancashire Day remembers November 27, 1295, when elected representatives from the county were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as ‘The Model Parliament’.

The historic event is marked by the reading of proclamations, swearing allegiance to the Queen, and by numerous events and activities taking place across the county.

Here’s a run-down of some of the special events taking place to honour the occasion:

Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Centres

In a week-long celebration starting on November 20, the visitor centres in Marine Road Central and Meeting House Lane respectively will be revealing lots of interesting facts and information about Lancashire.

Goody bags boasting tea, books, badges, fridge magnets and tea towels will also be up for grabs.

Shores Hey Farm, Burnley

Celebrate Lancashire Day at Horses and Ponies Protection Association in Halifax Road, with Lancashire hotpot, bingo and a quiz.

Leyland Market

Town crier Mike Chapman will read the Lancashire Day proclamation at the market in Northcote Street at 10.30am, and the traders and stallholders will also be getting involved with special offers.

Infusions Cafe Bistro, Burscough

A seven-course Lancashire Tasting Menu is on the cards at the Orrell Lane cafe for one day only, featuring Bury black pudding faggot, lamb shoulder hot pot and Lancashire cheeses.

Brindle Community Hall, Chorley

Entertainment by the Wigan Ukulele Band, a topical quiz and a raffle make up the fun at the community hall in Water Street. Refreshments will be provided by members of Brindle Women’s Institute.

Chorley Town Hall

The Town Hall in Union Street will join Lancashire Day celebrations by flying a flag for the first time.

There will also be a Champagne breakfast at The Pines hotel on Saturday, November 28, for the occasion.

Lancashire Day Health Walk

A walk around Euxton with Sid Calderbank starting at Euxton Library at 2pm, and then back to the Library for coffee and Lancashire refreshments.

- Let us know what you have planned for Lancashire Day by emailing kay.taylor@lep.co.uk.