Lancashire Day 2013


The Lancashire Day Proclamation 2013


Times of reading of the Lancashire Day Proclamation:

Saturday 23rd November

Bury - East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street - 12 noon

Sunday 24th November

Ulverston - at the Market Cross as part of the Dickensian Fair - 10.30 am
Bury - East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street - 12 noon

Wednesday 27th November Lancashire Day

Thornton Cleveleys - outside the Library - 11.00 am
Grange-over-Sands - outside Oversands Inn, Main Street - 11.00 am
- in the Town Centre - 11.00 am
Standish - The Cutting, Wigan Road - 11.00 am
Shaw & Crompton - outside The Duke of York - 12.00 noon
- at the War Memorial - 12.00 noon
Clitheroe - in the Market Place - 12.00 noon
- in the Market Place - 12.00 noon Cancelled due to illness
Great Eccleston
- outside the White Bull Inn - 12.00 noon
- outside the Harris Museum - 12.00 noon
- outside the Town Hall - 12 noon then in Shopping Precinct
Southport - outside the Scarisbrick Hotel - 1.00 pm Cancelled due to illness
- outside the Plough Inn - 1.30 pm
Lancaster - on the steps of the City Museum - 3.00 pm
Garstang - at the Market Cross - 11.00 am
Poulton-le-Fylde in the Market Square - 10.30 am
St Annes on Sea - in the town centre - 11.30 am
Lytham - in Clifton Square - 12 noon
Accrington - outside Market Hall - 10.00 am
Great Harwood - outside Churchfield House, Church Street - 11.00 am
Blackpool - outside the Town Hall, Talbot Square - 10.00 am
Liverpool - Derby Square - 11.00 am
Blackburn - Town Hall steps at 2.00 pm


This is a list of events connected with the celebration of Lancashire Day 2013

Lancashire Day is Wednesday 27th November

As usual, FORL will write to the Queen, as Duke of Lancashire, in advance of Lancashire Day to send her loyal greeting on behalf of the people of Lancashire.

We usually receive a letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace.


Friday 22nd November

West Lancashire Heritage Association A lecture by Lizzie Jones entitled “Twenty Years of being somebody else” followed by a Hot Pot Supper at New Church House, Ormskirk Parish Church at 7.00 pm, supper at 8.30, with vegetarian option if notified.

Tickets £10 from Patrick Waite 01695 573350.

Knott-End Working Men's Club The Over Wyre Cloggers present a Barn Dance & Hot Pot Supper in celebration of Lancashire Night featuring Liquidambar Ceilidh Band in aid of the RNLI at 7.30 pm.

Tickets from Knott-End Post Office. Tel Kate on 01253 811997 for further details.

Accrington Town Hall With the Phil Knight experience and special guest Les Bond, well known for his comedy song and verse.

Ticket £7.50 including a hot supper, starting at 7.00 pm.

SOLD OUT - there are no more tickets available for this event

Saturday 23rd November

Homestead Farm,Wiggins Lane, Holmeswood, Nr Ormskirk A two course lunch with after dinner talk by David Lonsdale from Coronation Street.

Tickets £25 per head. For details of time etc telephone 01704 821358.

Over the weekend there will be a selection of Lancashire foods on sale in the shop with special offers.

West End Bowling Club, Selkirk Avenue, Oldham. A meat & potato pie supper with live entertainment contact Neil Baldwin 0161 620 3193 for details and tickets.

Ashlar Promotions present, for its 5th consecutive year, a Lancashire Night at 7.30pm featuring Mr Bernard Wrigley ( THE BOLTON BULLFROG ), an evening of song, stories and 'Lanky' silliness, at Preston Masonic Hall, Saul St, Preston.

Tickets £19.00 including 2 course Lancashire meal.

Booking essential. Tel. 01772 252170 or 07961 924 728
or email:

Mary Magdalene Winton Eccles

12 noon Hot Pot Lunch, Lancashire quiz, dialect poetry music and sing along Loyal Toast and Proclamation £3. and £2 for children.

Sunday 24th November

The Grapes, 67 Town Road, Croston, PR26 9RA

This is a partially outdoor event. Including Stone the Crows Morris Dancers, other regional Morris Dancers, Croston Drumming Band.

Indoor stalls include: Dewlay cheese, Lancashire crisps and Bretherton Bakery. Hot pie and peas for sale, along with indoor tables (bookable) for traditional Sunday lunch.

tel 01772 600225

Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th November

East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street, Bury

The retail shop will be selling red roses and our buffets will stock Lancashire Eccles and Chorley Cakes. The Trackside will be selling home made Lancashire hot pot with red cabbage and a selection of locally brewed real ales.

We also hope to have the Bacup Coconutters and the Horwich Morris Dancers.

Wear a red rose with pride and be offered two for one travel on the railway!

Tuesday 26th November

Old Friends, Ulverston A Lancashire quiz and hot pot supper.

Contact 01229 208195 for details.

Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street.

Be proud of your County, come and celebrate Lancashire Day. With music from local folk band Spitting on a Roast, a special visit from entertainer Syd Little, and a hotpot supper.

Tickets £4.50 per person. 6.00 - 8.00 pm

For more information please contact the Library on 0845 053 005
or via email

Guest House, 14 Union Street, Southport

A Lancashire Night with the Southport Sword dancers, Lancashire beers and food, nominated charity Queenscourt Hospice.

tel 01704-537660

Hoghton Folk Dance Club will be running its annual Lancashire Day event.

Reading of the Proclamation (by our own Town Crier).

Roy Smith will call Lancashire theme folk dances to live dance music provided by Malcolm Milner.

Harry Cowgill will perform some clog dancing

Plus a Lancashire quiz

Wednesday 27th November LANCASHIRE DAY

Lancaster Tourism Information Centre, The Storey, Meeting House Lane.

An exhibition and information about Lancashire. Tel 01524 582394.

Morecambe Visitor Information Centre, Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central.

An exhibition and information about Lancashire. Tel 01524 582808 for details.

Sidmouth Lancastrians Association A lunch of Lancashire Hot Pot will be held at the Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth at 12.15 for 1.00 o’clock

The Proclamation will be read and there will be a speaker.

Friends of Fleetwood Museum will hold their annual Lancashire Night at 7.30 pm.

The event will take place at the Strawberry Gardens Hotel, Poulton Road, Fleetwood.

There will be a hot pot supper, Lancashire songs and dialect poetry, Lancashire and Fleetwood quizzes and general tomfoolery.

Tickets are now available - priced £8 from the Museum - ring 01253 876621 for details.

Standish Community Forum

There will be an official opening ceremony for a recently completed refurbishment of the entrance to a local housing development at the Cutting, Wigan Road, Standish.

This will be followed by the reading of the Lancashire Day Proclamation and the laying of a red rose.

The ceremony will commence at 11.00 am.

Lancashire Constabulary Veterans will be holding a Hot Pot lunch at the Plough at Staining Blackpool

This is a private function.

Alston Hall Real Lancashire Cooking for Lancashire Day.

One day course 11am till 3p.m. £25. Coffee on arrival plus afternoon tea.

Phone 01772 784661

Lancashire Women's Institute will be holding a coffee afternoon at the Samlesbury Memorial Hall Samlesbury Preston (just off A59)

Coffee and Quiz from 1p.m. till 4p.m.

Ring 01772 459020 for details.

Sandgrounder, Lord St, Southport

Lancashire food and beers.

tel 01704 549271

Wetherspoons, Lord St, Southport

Lancashire beers and charity raffle.

tel 01704 530217

The Friends of the Museum of Lancashire celebrate with a 'Lancashire Neet' held at the Museum. from 7.30 pm. The Vice Chairman of Lancashire County Council, County Councillor Kevin Ellard will be the Chief Guest and will read the Lancashire Proclamation and later propose the Loyal Toast. Syd Calderbank, folk singer and story teller, will provide the entertainment and a Hot Pot supper will be served.

Tickets cost £10 obtainable from the Museum. 01772 534075

Barons Bar (Scarisbrick Hotel), Lord Street, Southport

Proclamation 1-00 pm, selection of Lancashire beers.

tel 01704 534000

Hop Vine, Liverpool Road North, Burscough

A Lancashire night, Lancashire beers brewed on site (Burscough Brewery).

tel 01704 893799

The Crown Hotel, Station Road, Croston

Menu including hot pot and Delway Lancashire cheese board, buy one get one free
4-30pm until 8-30pm, selection of Thwaites Lancashire beers. tel 01772 972785

The Hop Inn Bier Shoppe, Burscough Street, Ormskirk

Lancashire Beers, Quiz and nibbles.

The Freemen of Hale will be holding their Lancashire Evening on Wednesday the 27th of November at the Wellington Hotel, Hale, near Liverpool; and the flag of Lancashire will be flown on flagpoles in the village.

Bespoke Folk Cafe, Tilberthwaite Avenue, Coniston

Celebrating Lancashire Day with a concert of Lancashire songs and Comedy from Leigh's favourite son Bert Wainwright.

It starts around 7.30 and is £10 including a hot supper.

The Horse and Groom, Basford, Nottingham. NG7 7EU

Lancashire Day beer festival.

If anyone in or around Nottingham would like to sample a half or two of Lancashire ales this Wednesday they will be made welcome.

The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1LD

Free Hotpot along with the offer of £2 per pint on all Cask Ale.

The entertainment will be acoustic music performed on the stage in the front room by some of our regulars.


As in previous years, the Lancashire Flag will be flying
outside the office of the Department of Communities
and Local Government
in London on Lancashire Day.

Thursday 28th November

The Ship, Wheat Lane, Lathom

A Lancashire Quiz night.

tel 01704 893117

Friday 29th November

Corpus Christie Parish Centre, Rainford. A Lancashire Night with Hot Pot Supper with live entertainment, ticket £10.

Contact Cecilia Leigh 01744 882249 or Frances Diggins 01744 882716 for tickets.

Roe Green's Lancashire Day Celebration is to be held at Roe Green Cricket Club from 7.00 pm. The tickets are £7.00 each and the evening includes entertainment from Turnpike, a Folk Group, and supper of Lancashire Hotpot and Black Pudding with appropriate accompaniments.

The proclamation will be read prior to the Loyal Toast to Her Majesty the Queen, Duke of Lancaster at 9.00 pm.

For tickets contact Pauline Ogden 0161 790 3166

Coniston Twinning Association A traditional Lancashire supper at 7.30 pm at the Coniston Institute to celebrate Coniston still being in Lancashire.

Entertainment with the Saggy Bottom Girls.

Loyal Toast at 9.00 pm.

Ticket £15 including a drink to wash the supper down.

Tickets from Derek Adams 015394 41732 or Anne Hall 015394 41538

Saturday 30th November

In Nelson town centre celebration of Lancashire Day with traditional Lancashire entertainment and stalls selling Lancashire ware, crafts and food. The Town Crier will be reading the Proclamation on the hour every hour between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm. Family History drop in event in the library with a workshop on the life of the town of Nelson.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30 pm

Skelmersdale Cricket Club Blaguegate Lane, Lathom, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8TY

A Lancashire Night in aid of the Mayoress’s Charities – Queenscourt Hospice and West Lancs Stroke Association - 7.30 pm.

The band “T’Others”, a great Lancashire Band, will be playing and amusing us throughout the evening.

Tickets are £12.50 each including a hot pot supper.

Tickets from Ann England, West Lancashire Council - 01695 585033

If your event is not listed, please let us have details to include in the list of events on our website and in our Lancashire Day Press Release.

0151 928 2770


All details were correct at time of going to press but may change.




Our county is called Lancashire, not Cumbria,
Greater Manchester, Merseyside or part of Cheshire.