Lancashire Day Proclamation
On this day in 1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".
The Lancashire Day proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county on 27th November.
To the people of the city and
county palatine of Lancaster
Know ye that this day, November 27th in
the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Thirteen, the 62nd year of the reign of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
Duke of Lancaster, is
Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty's County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn,
Salford and West Derby are forever
entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.
Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples' pleasure in that excellent distinction - true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.
GOD BLESS LANCASHIRE AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, DUKE OF LANCASTER.
Our county is called Lancashire, not Cumbria,
Greater Manchester, Merseyside or part of Cheshire.