With preparations underway for County Durham Day on March 20 it is good to see that the County Durham flag was flown in Miami Beach, Florida USA this week.
I am pleased to announce that the Yard of Ale Brewing Company will be launching the Cuthbert’s Cross beer at 12.00 on Saturday 8 March at The Surtees Arms Chilton Lane, Ferryhill Station, DL17 0DH.
Everyone who purchases a pint of the new ale on the day between 12.00 and 15.30 with be given a ticket for a free draw for a County Durham flag. There will be three flags available in each draw, the first at 13.30 and the second at 15.30. The flags have been kindly donated by the Association of British Counties.
See you there. Mines a pint of Cuthbert’s!
I am pleased to announce that the Yard of Ale Brewing Company are producing Cuthbert’s Cross beer. A golden ale to celebrate County Durham day on March 20th and the life of St. Cuthbert.
The above is a draft image of the pump clip.
If anyone would like to suggest a different name or design please do not hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org your ideas and I will forward them onto the brewery.
Pin badges for the Yorkshire Ridings and many British counties can be purchased for £1.95 from Buxton Badges.
Ben Nevis is the county top of Inverness-shire
- County: Inverness-shire
- Hill: Ben Nevis
- Height (ft): 4,409
- Height (m): 1,344
- Grid Reference: NN166712
- Dates Slept On: Tuesday 30/Wednesday 31 August 2011
Ben Nevis was the first of the Three Peaks I slept on the summit of. To my knowledge I am the only person to achieve the Three Peaks Sleep.
WARNING: THE PURPOSE OF THE SHELTER IS FOR EMERGENCY USE. TO SLEEP ON THE SUMMIT OF BEN NEVIS SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED.
The first County Durham Day will be held on 20th March 2014 the anniversary of St Cuthbert’s passing. I am pleased to confirm that the County Durham flag will be flying from Whitehall on the day. In addition it will be flown at Victoria Park, Hartlepool United on the 25th March the club’s home game against Mansfield Town.
The County Durham has already been seen in various places across County Durham including:
2nd Meadowfield Rainbows and their flags in front of the County Durham flag
New Coundon, on the A688, main road from Durham services into Bishop Auckland
Highest Point of County Durham - Burnhope Seat
I may be celebrating County Durham Day in a very special way!! More news about this as and when. If you live between the River Tees and River Tyne you live in County Durham. Have a great County Durham Day.
The first West Riding Day will be held on the 29th March 2014, which is the anniversary of the Battle of Towton. I am pleased to confirm that the West Riding flag will be flying from Whitehall on the day.
Will we see councils across the West Riding proudly flying the West Riding flag on West Riding Day? Could I suggest that you contact your Local Authority requesting they fly the West Riding flag for West Riding Day?
If you live in Yorkshire south-west of the River Ure and River Ouse you are in the West Riding. This includes Sedbergh, part of York and Goole. Hopefully by next year we will have road signs in place to celebrate the cultural heritage of the West Riding. To make this a reality all that is required is the support of those councils who administer the West Riding.