Burnley set to fly the flag for Lancashire Day

The Lancashire flag will fly over Burnley Town Hall on Friday (s)
The Lancashire flag will fly over Burnley Town Hall on Friday (s)

Burnley is preparing to fly the flag for Lancashire Day this week.

The Lancashire flag – a red rose on a bright yellow background – will be flying over Burnley Town Hall on Friday to mark Lancashire Day. Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as the Model Parliament. Burnley Council chief executive Pam Smith said: "We know there are a lot of people in Burnley who are proud to call themselves Lancastrians. Lancashire is a county that boasts everything from industrial heritage, to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, to cutting edge technology. I think it’s worth remembering that, not just on Lancashire Day but every day.”

People are being invited to illustrate their love of Lancashire by posting photographs of your favourite Lancashire location or activity at www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/happy-lancashire-day