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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Lancashire Week 20 to 27 November

Lancashire Day is held on 27 November. It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament. I have recently been involved in controversy in the local press by writing that Lancashire has been in Merseyside since 1974. I don't intend to repeat the debate here, just to point out that there are a number of events to celebrate our Lancashire heritage. I was born in Liverpool, Lancs, and despite my notoriety among the Friends of Real Lancashire, I intend to join in.

22 to 27 November:  Lancashire Beer Festival in The Barons Bar, Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport, with 14 Lancashire beers:
  • Arkwrights - Run of the Mill & Trouble at Mill
  • Cumbrian - Loweswater Gold & Melbreak Bitter
  • Greenodd - Best Bitter
  • Kirkby Lonsdale - Monumental & Ruskin
  • Lancaster –Amber, Black & Red
  • Lytham – Blonde, Gold & Lowther
  • Southport - Cloghopper
  • Winster Valley Best Bitter & Old School Bitter
Mon 22 November: Sir Henry Segrave, (Wetherspoons), Southport, Lancashire beers throughout Lancashire Week.

Tue 23 November: The Guest House, Southport. Annual Lancashire Night with The Southport Swords, Lancashire food and beers, proclamation read at 9-00pm by Ainsdale Town Crier, Stuart Elliott. Prize for the Best Dressed Lancastrians, sponsored by Southport Brewery.

Sat 27 November: The Inn Beer Shop, Lord St, Southport. Lancashire beers, themed food, quiz and proclamation.

Sat 27 November: Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport, 12-30 pm Tarleton Brass Band followed by the reading of the Lancashire Day Proclamation at 1-00pm then Lancashire beers,complimentary food in Barons Bar.Lancashire beers in Barons Bar from Monday,November 22nd with Lancashire Quiz and prizes on Thursday,November 25th.

Sat 27 November: Sir Henry Segrave: The Tarleton Brass Band from 2-00pm with Lancashire beers, charity raffle, quiz and reading of the proclamation.

Sat 27 November: The Hop Vine, Burscough, "Lancashire Neet", traditional Lancashire beers, food and entertainment featuring The Late Poets, Stone the Crows and reading of the proclamation by Don Evans, West Lancashire Town Crier at 9-00pm. Selected Lancashire beer at only £1-50 per pint and prize for the best dressed Lancastrians.

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