RT @eastlancsrly: What a fantastic time we had today at our Lancashire Weekend event. Thanks to Jan Howarth for the lovely image.... http:/…
Welcome to the Friends of Real Lancashire
The Friends of Real Lancashire are concerned to promote the true identity of our county which has been extremely confused in the minds of some people, especially those working in the broadcasting and newspaper industries, since the local government reorganisation of 1974.
The Government at that time stated that the "new counties" were administrative areas only, and that the boundaries of traditional counties such as Lancashire had not been changed. Unfortunately, the media refer to these administrative areas all too frequently and ignore the fact that places such as Barrow-in-Furness, Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, etc. are still in Lancashire.
If administrative areas had not been called counties much of this confusion would have been avoided. The Royal Mail has at last dropped the use of administrative county names in postal addresses, and names such as Cumbria and Merseyside do not appear in the current Royal Mail Postal Address Book.
Competition: Highlights of Lancashire Day 2014
To coincide with the launch of the new Friends of Real Lancashire website the first competition is a chance for you to capture highlights of Lancashire Day on 27th November this year. So grab your camera and get snapping Lancashire Day celebrations with a chance to win a copy of Engels England by Mathew Engel.
E-mail your shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions: You can submit as many shots as you like. Images may be used by Friends of Real Lancashire to publicise the photography competition on the website or in other FORL literature. Each image must be no larger than 3MB (3000KB) in file size. The judges decision is final. Use www.picresize.com to resize your images if they are too large.
Competition closing date: Wednesday 31st December 2014