Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, was joined by local Audenshaw councillors Charlotte Martin, Nick Axford, and Teresa Smith, Tameside’s civic mayor Taf Sharif, and Year Six pupils from Aldwyn Primary School to celebrate Lancashire Day at Ryecroft Hall.
Lancashire Day marks the day in 1295, when King Edward I permitted the first ever parliamentary representation from the county.
Although the administrative areas have chopped and changed over the years, the historic County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster remains a geographical and political reality, with the boundary cutting through modern Greater Manchester at the Rivers Mersey and Tame.
“It was a pleasure to see our local community come together to celebrate the historic importance of Lancashire Day.
“I want to say a big thank you to our Team Audenshaw councillors for helping put the event together, our civic mayor for reading the proclamation, and the pupils from Aldwyn Primary who were a credit to their school.
“I look forward to the continuation of this annual tradition, ensuring Lancashire is not forgotten.”
Cllr Teresa Smith said:
“Team Audenshaw was proud to organise this flag raising ceremony to mark Lancashire Day.
Our Aldwyn Primary School Year Sixes asked great questions to the Taf Sharif our civic mayor, and Andrew Gwynne MP
“We are so grateful for Ryecroft Hall Community Association volunteers for the use of the Hall, helping us share the local heritage of Lancashire Day with Audenshaw’s next generation!”