Not strictly PNE I know but still worth flagging for today.
Basically it's the real County Palatine day today with events going on in various locations. One of the issues to emerge from the dreadful 73 local government re-organisation was that huge parts of the County lost the name (unlike Yorkshire although split 3 ways). Hence many people, younger ones unsurprisingly, think of Merseyside and Greater Manchester as counties...they are not, they are local government regions. This is a matter recently recognised by a Home Office Minister who has encouraged local authorities to replace historic signage and historic Lancashire County signs are now appearing along the Mersey county boundary.
Fortunately thee are many people who still recognise the County's true identity..and one of the bigger events today is in Bury at the East Lancashire Railway.
Anyone interested in the subject can check out the Friends of Real Lancashire
There's a good reason for that Walb...to its credit the Post Office recognises the correct and historic counties. I don't write to Liverpool but if I did I would address it the same as correspondence to Manchester, it's Liverpool Lancs, Manchester Lancs, Southport Lancs etc.
Just got a message about Lancashire day and the town crier announcing it in Carnforth on November 27th . Hope that they realise that they have the wrong date . Wow just looked it up on Wikipedia and it is on the 27th
Oops, shows I posted without looking anything up. I know what I've done, crossed the date (which has been entered in my diary for when we play at Hull for some time)with something else from last Thursday. Still better to be early than late.I found the Wiki entry interesting.