The Fylde coast celebrates Lancashire day

Blackpool town crier Barry McQueen outside Blackpool's Grand Theatre to celebrate Lancashire Day.
Blackpool town crier Barry McQueen outside Blackpool's Grand Theatre to celebrate Lancashire Day.

Town criers from across the Fylde coast brought an historic celebration to life as Lancastrians recognised a special day.

Lancashire Day proclamation was read out for the first time in Poulton while Blackpool town crier Barry McQueen rallied the people of Blackpool at the town hall.
The Proclamation dates from the year 1295 when the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I.

The statement proudly describes the historic boundaries of the County of Lancashire, from the Furness Fells to the Mersey, and from the Irish Sea to the Pennines.

Mr McQueen said: “It was absolutely fantastic and a wonderful day.
“I really enjoyed it and wouldn’t miss it for the world and I felt very proud.”

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