Day of celebration for Red Rose county

Flashback: Morecambe Tourist Information workers Julie Riley and Paul Thurston mark Lancashire Day in 2008
Flashback: Morecambe Tourist Information workers Julie Riley and Paul Thurston mark Lancashire Day in 2008

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, 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.

Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Centres in Marine Road Central and Meeting House Lane respectively will be revealing lots of interesting facts and information about Lancashire on the day.

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

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “We’ve certainly got a good range of events for people to enjoy to celebrate Lancashire Day this year.

“I’d encourage everyone to drop in at one of our venues and enjoy themselves while celebrating our fantastic county.”

Morecambe VIC, Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm (closed for lunch 1.00pm – 1.45pm).

Lancaster VIC, The Storey, Meeting House Lane Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Tel: 01524 582808 or 01524 582394.