Celebrate Lancashire Day with the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club
Happy Lancashire Day to all our visitors.
Today is the day that we celebrate the day back in 1295 when representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by Edward I to attend the new “Model Parliament”.
It has long been thought that the county of Lancashire has shrunk over the past thirty years, or so, as parts of the county have been hived off to form the counties of Cumbria, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and Cheshire, and latterly to form the numerous unitary authorities. However, this is not the case.
The county of Lancashire’s real boundaries today are pretty much the same as they were back in 1889 and beyond – it’s just that parts of the county are administered by different councils. So Merseysiders, Mancunians, South Cumbrians and many more can still count themselves as true Lancastrians.
To celebrate Lancashire Day the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club ran a special event station on Saturday the 24th November from a location in Southport under its own callsign, GX2OA. The station received lots of calls from Amateur Radio operators far and wide and much interest was generated by it.
Lancashire Day 2012 – GX2OA
The Lancashire Day Declaration which will read out all over the world tonight at 20:00 during the toast to the Queen which will read…
To the people of the city and county palatine of Lancaster GREETINGS!
Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven, the 60th year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is Lancashire Day.
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.