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To the people of the city and county palatine of Lancaster


Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve, the 61st year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is

Lancashire Day

Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples' pleasure in that excellent distinction - true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.


On Lancashire Day we were invited to The Royal Hotel, Heysham , to dance Cotswold and Border Morris and North-East Rapper. Hmmm ...where were the clogs!  So, to make this report more in keeping with Lancashire Day, I shall endeavour to write in the Lanky vernacular.

‘’ Itwer reet parky when Crook gang pitched up at t’pub, so’s us settled us sells in pub near fire.  Fust dance wer Ring o’ Bells wi’ just Dave and t’lasses.  We got ‘im through it though. Then itwer one of them funny Cotswold larks wi’ ‘ankies.  Chillt t’marra we ‘urried back t’warmth and us pints.

Nex’ set, we did a champion March Past wi’ ‘ankies fair flyin’.  Dave an’ t’lasses took to floor again wi’ Poacher.  There were nobbut a few folk watchin’ but little lad over road from pub came out special wi’his blanket.  Good lad- he’ll mek a gradely Morris man one day.

So, ‘Morris bi Moonlight’ continued wi’ Rapper, more Cotswold and finished up wi’ Border wi’ us all lit up like ‘Luminations’.  Itwer like a little Blackpool!  Grand!’’

Enough!! Hope you like Mike’s pictures.

God Save The Queen, the Duke of Lancaster

Long Live Crook Morris!