CELEBRATIONS and events to mark Lancashire Day are set to take place this week

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Themed food and drink,morris dancers and traditional town crier will all feature in the festivities that raise awareness of the historic Lancashire borders on Wednesday, November 27.

Lancashire Day began in 1995 after Bolton MP Peter Thurnham tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament that called on local authorities to signpost the boundaries of Lancashire.

Chris Dawson, who hails from Crosby the vice chairman of the Friends of Real Lancashire said.”It is amazing just how many people take part in celebrating Lancashire Day, it seems to grow year on year.”I think people are proud to be part of Lancashire.”Whether it be tucking into a Lancashire hot pot,supping your favourite Lancashire-brewed pint or observing the traditional Lancashire proclamation, thousands of people are set to enjoy various regional events. Chris added:” I usually go and watch the proclamation in Ormskirk and Southport and enjoy a Lancashire beer. “I celebrate Lancashire Day for its traditions and history.”I love the whole county,some of it is very picturesque. “Me and my friends enjoy a Lancashire hot pot and the loyal toast to” The Queen, Duke of Lancaster” at 9pm. “Remember if you were born between the River Duddon in the north and the River Mersey in the south you are first and foremost a Lancastrian.

Lancashire Day is being celebrated in various ways, many of which are detailed below,and for more information on the history of the day visit wwwforl.co.uk

Tuesday,November 26: Annual Lancashire night with Southport Swords at the Guest House, Union Street, Southport,in aid of Queenscourt Hospice.

Wednesday,November 27th: Reading of the Lancashire Day proclamation by town crier Don Evans-in the market place, Ormskirk at noon,outside the Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport at 1pm.

Lancashire beers in the Barons Bar, Scarisbrick Hotel.

Lancashire cask, bottled beers, music and nibbles at the Inn Beer Shop, 657, Lord Street,Southport.

Lancashire beers and charity raffle at Sir Henry Segrave (Wetherspoons) ,Lord Street, Southport.

Lancashire Day menu and two Lancashire cask ales at £2 per pint Sandgrounder, Lord Street, Southport.

Lancashire Day menu 4.30pm to 8-30pm: Lancashire hot pot or Delway cheese board; (two for one offer), Thwaites Lancashire beers at the Crown, Station Road, Croston.

Lancashire night at the Hop Vine, Liverpool Road,Burscough , Lancashire food and Burscough brewery, Duke of Lancaster cask beer at £1 per pint.

Lancashire Quiz, beers and nibbles, Burscough brewery, Duke of Lancaster cask beer at £1 per pint,Hop Inn Beir Shoppe,Burscough Street,Ormskirk.

Thursday, November 28: Lancashire themed quiz night from 9pm at The Ship, Wheat Lane, Lathom, Nr Burscough.

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