GB5LD – Lancashire Day

Dates of next Lancashire Day event

Introduction

Lancashire rose

Lancashire rose

November 27th is Lancashire Day and at 21:00 Lancastrians around the world get together to celebrate and toast their Duke, HM The Queen.

In 2009 the club operated a very successful special event station from the market town of Ormskirk, in the south of the county, between 20:00 and 22:00 using the club’s callsign, GX2OA.

This has now become a permanent fixture in the SADARC calendar and you can find the date of the latest event on our calendar nearest the 27th November.

We would like to encourage as many Lancastrian operators as possible to ‘sign in’ during the event and make contact with the station. All stations making contact will receive a special QSL card in return.

At around 15:00 during the event the Lancashire Day proclamation will be read out followed by the Toast to the Duke of Lancaster, HM The Queen. All Amateur Radio operators are invited to join us on the air at this time to toast the Queen.

Where is Lancashire these days?

Real Lancashire - even today

Real Lancashire – even today

Many people would have you believe that Lancashire is a lot smaller county than it used to be. The green area on the map represents real Lancashire and the red line it’s boundary.

The fact is that the boundary of real Lancashire has not changed since it was established in 1100AD. The many administrative boundary changes that have been made since the 1970s have simply been local government changes, the actual boundary of the county of Lancashire itself was not changed.

This means that if you live in Southport, Formby, Crosby, Liverpool, Maghull, Kirkby, or Knowsley, St. Helens, Warrington, Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale, or Oldham, Broughton, Barrow, Ulverston, Coniston, Cartmel, or Hawkshead…

…you can all be proud to be Lancastrians, even if another County Council, or Administrative Authority, governs you locally.

To see whether you live in real Lancashire, visit the Association of British Counties’ Gazzetteer of British Place Names and search for your town, or village.

Further information

Further information about this event can be obtained from our Special Events Manager.