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Lancashire Day 2019

Lancashire Day is an annual celebration of the first elected representatives from Lancashire to be called to Westminster by King Edward I in 1295 to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".

The Lancashire Day proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county.

Celebrate Lancashire Day 2019 with us at these events across the county:

Knott End library - view our local photographs on Tuesday 26 November

Clitheroe library - Lancashire dialect performance on Wednesday 27 November

Clitheroe libraryJames Hargreaves and the Industrial Revolution on Wednesday 27 November

Colne library - The story of roller skating in Lancashire on Wednesday 27 November

Garstang library - share memories of Garstang past and present on Wednesday 27 November

Haslingden library - explore Haslingden through the ages on Wednesday 27 November

Lancashire Archives - "Rogues, Villains and Scoundrels of Lancaster Castle" on Wednesday 27 November

Lancaster library - Watch Hit the North by Matt Wilkinson on Wednesday 27 November

Nelson library - Watch the film Nelson 62 on Wednesday 27 November

Ormskirk library - illustrated talk on West Lancashire industry and commerce on Wednesday 27 November

Padiham library - Memories of Padiham on Wednesday 27 November

Poulton library - Lancashire Songs and Poetry on Wednesday 27 November

Rawtenstall library - Tea/coffee morning with a Lancashire theme on Wednesday 27 November

Barrowford library - History of the Clarion House on Thursday 28 November

This Lancashire Day, we are celebrating our great County with free screenings of a short film, "Hit the North". Hit the North is available to watch any time you want on your computer or device, and celebrates the voices and dialects of people across the North. The piece, commissioned by Spot On Lancashire, features local artist, Matt Wilkinson, reciting poetry he composed inspired by the people he met and the places he visited whilst travelling around Lancashire using public transport.

Watch Hit the North

(Please note that you will need to be signed into your YouTube/Google account in order to watch this video)

Download the acclaimed debut novel, The Familiars, written by author, Stacey Halls, from Rossendale. The historical fiction book is set at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, in 1612 during the Pendle witch trials. Many of the characters in the novel are real-life figures, with the main character being Fleetwood Shuttleworth, from Gawthorpe Hall.

The eBook and eAudiobook are available for immediate download until 31 December 2019.