Schools across Bolton celebrate 'European Languages Day'

The Bolton News: WORD TASK Head of languages, Karen Greenwood puts the youngsters through their paces with a language game WORD TASK Head of languages, Karen Greenwood puts the youngsters through their paces with a language game

THERE was a continental feel to lessons when schools across Bolton celebrated European Languages Day.

Primary and secondary school children were introduced to different languages while learning more about the different cultures and traditions of the countries which make up Europe.

Kearsley Academy invited children from nearby St Stephen’s CE Kearsley to mark the day and develop an interest in learning another language, which has huge benefits for children.

Karen Greenwood, teacher at Kearsley Academy, said: “European Languages Day continues the work, to raise public awareness of the languages used in Europe, to promote cultural and linguistic diversity and to encourage people — schoolchildren and adults — to learn languages.”

Research has shown that maths and verbal SAT scores climb higher with each additional year of foreign language study, which means that the longer you study a foreign language, the stronger your skills become to succeed in school. Pupils at Kearsley Academy study Spanish and this year the school had its first ever Spanish GCSE option group because of the growth and importance of the language.

The day is organised annually to encourage more children to take up a language.

Mrs Greenwood said: “I would hope that all students got a taster of working with another language and hopefully raised their awareness of other European countries.”

And youngsters gave the day the thumbs up.

Daisy Hannon, aged 10, said: “When we went to Kearsley Academy we didn't know any Spanish at all, but by the end, we could say and write sentences in Spanish. We had a great time.”

Macey Calderbank, aged 10 added: “I learnt Spanish. The best part was when we wrote our name and three other facts about me. I love European languages.” Lewis Crook, aged 10 said: “When I went to Kearsley Academy, I learnt Spanish. I learnt numbers and some names of places. Miss Greenwood was amazing.”

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11:58am Tue 22 Oct 13

Marzi30 says...

Hope they're all clued up on their Bulgarian and Romanian to welcome their new classmates in the New Year !!!
Hope they're all clued up on their Bulgarian and Romanian to welcome their new classmates in the New Year !!! Marzi30

12:23pm Tue 22 Oct 13

The Righteous One says...

Marzi30 wrote:
Hope they're all clued up on their Bulgarian and Romanian to welcome their new classmates in the New Year !!!
The ones that want to be here are already here - free movement was NOT restricted! Only restriction was on jobs and the hurdle to overcome wasn't a big one - so the fear is only emminating thanks to gutter press like The Daily Fail and The Sun who are giving out incorrect information and UKIP who have actually told lies about the situation!!!
[quote][p][bold]Marzi30[/bold] wrote: Hope they're all clued up on their Bulgarian and Romanian to welcome their new classmates in the New Year !!![/p][/quote]The ones that want to be here are already here - free movement was NOT restricted! Only restriction was on jobs and the hurdle to overcome wasn't a big one - so the fear is only emminating thanks to gutter press like The Daily Fail and The Sun who are giving out incorrect information and UKIP who have actually told lies about the situation!!! The Righteous One

12:59pm Tue 22 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.
I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county. Phil from Smithills

3:31pm Tue 22 Oct 13

The Righteous One says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of!

But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.[/p][/quote]The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of! But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire! The Righteous One

4:56pm Tue 22 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

It is irrelevant the name of the borough council, Bolton the town is still part of the traditional county of Lancashire.

Bolton is part of the County Palatine of Lancashire...and its that what we celebrate on the 27th November ...Lancashire Day.
It is irrelevant the name of the borough council, Bolton the town is still part of the traditional county of Lancashire. Bolton is part of the County Palatine of Lancashire...and its that what we celebrate on the 27th November ...Lancashire Day. Phil from Smithills

12:35pm Wed 23 Oct 13

lv8151 says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of!

But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire!
i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.[/p][/quote]The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of! But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire![/p][/quote]i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform lv8151

2:47pm Wed 23 Oct 13

The Righteous One says...

As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about!

County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester.
As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about! County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester. The Righteous One

2:50pm Wed 23 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

lv8151 wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of!

But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire!
i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform
lv8151.
Bolton is still within the original pre 1974 boundary of Lancashire, people have forgotten or are unaware, that the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act, simply reorganised local government within the county of Lancashire but did not alter the border.

Lancashire being a County Palatine still retains its pre 1974 boundary., and does not just cover the part of Lancashire administered by Lancashire county Council.
Here are two statements which hopefully will convince you and others the facts ....................
....
""Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996).""
""The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations and local groups. (Department of the Environment - 3rd September 1991)

Across the Pennines, they too were divided into administrative counties, but we still refer to it collectively as Yorkshire, that same principle applies to us on this side of the Pennines.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.[/p][/quote]The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of! But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire![/p][/quote]i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform[/p][/quote]lv8151. Bolton is still within the original pre 1974 boundary of Lancashire, people have forgotten or are unaware, that the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act, simply reorganised local government within the county of Lancashire but did not alter the border. Lancashire being a County Palatine still retains its pre 1974 boundary., and does not just cover the part of Lancashire administered by Lancashire county Council. Here are two statements which hopefully will convince you and others the facts .................... .... ""Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996)."" ""The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations and local groups. (Department of the Environment - 3rd September 1991) Across the Pennines, they too were divided into administrative counties, but we still refer to it collectively as Yorkshire, that same principle applies to us on this side of the Pennines. Phil from Smithills

3:11pm Wed 23 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

The Righteous One wrote:
As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about!

County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester.
As outlined in the two statements in my previous post, the County Borough of Bolton was abolished under the 1974 Act. when the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton was created and placed in Gtr Manchester, which incidentally lies within Lancashire & Cheshire as it straddles both county borders

Both these, Metro Bolton & Gtr Man., are administrative units which the 1974 Act created, and as those statement in my previous post states, the creation of the administrative units does NOT alter the pre 1974 traditional county borders of Lancashire.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about! County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester.[/p][/quote]As outlined in the two statements in my previous post, the County Borough of Bolton was abolished under the 1974 Act. when the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton was created and placed in Gtr Manchester, which incidentally lies within Lancashire & Cheshire as it straddles both county borders Both these, Metro Bolton & Gtr Man., are administrative units which the 1974 Act created, and as those statement in my previous post states, the creation of the administrative units does NOT alter the pre 1974 traditional county borders of Lancashire. Phil from Smithills

7:48pm Wed 23 Oct 13

BWFC71 says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about!

County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester.
As outlined in the two statements in my previous post, the County Borough of Bolton was abolished under the 1974 Act. when the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton was created and placed in Gtr Manchester, which incidentally lies within Lancashire & Cheshire as it straddles both county borders

Both these, Metro Bolton & Gtr Man., are administrative units which the 1974 Act created, and as those statement in my previous post states, the creation of the administrative units does NOT alter the pre 1974 traditional county borders of Lancashire.
So what about the bits that come from West Yorkshire and Derbyshire? So you are saying that they don't have a say because they were not originally from Lancashire or Cheshire???

Greater Manchester is NOT in Lancashire and IS a separate County. It has all the county ceremonies that every other county has and as such is a county in its own right.

If you really want to be a traditionalist then why not go further back and say we, as in Bolton, are actually part of Cheshire - as mentioned in the Doomsday Book, whilst in the north of the old county were actually part of Yorkshire (again according to the Doomsday Book)


So are you saying that Merseyside doesn't exist as a county, nor West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire or even Humberside? Plus let's not forget about Greater London which has its own Mayor!!!! Also lets not forget about the "new" county of Cumbria which took Furness away from the old Lancashire at the same ti

Or are you trying to say that its one rule for them and one rule for Greater Manchester?

This is the 21t Century with its own counties and not the 19th Century with its then counties!!! Tradition is rose-tinted and tradition has to start from somewhere else and as such breaking a further older tradition!!!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: As shown in my post it depends which Bolto you are talking about! County Borough of Bolton which existed up until the boundary reforms - asb that was in Lancashire or Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which replaced the abolished County Borough and was never in Lancashire but started its existance in Greater Manchester. Also remember that today's Metropolitan Borough fo Bolton has never been in Lancashire and resides in Greater Manchester.[/p][/quote]As outlined in the two statements in my previous post, the County Borough of Bolton was abolished under the 1974 Act. when the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton was created and placed in Gtr Manchester, which incidentally lies within Lancashire & Cheshire as it straddles both county borders Both these, Metro Bolton & Gtr Man., are administrative units which the 1974 Act created, and as those statement in my previous post states, the creation of the administrative units does NOT alter the pre 1974 traditional county borders of Lancashire.[/p][/quote]So what about the bits that come from West Yorkshire and Derbyshire? So you are saying that they don't have a say because they were not originally from Lancashire or Cheshire??? Greater Manchester is NOT in Lancashire and IS a separate County. It has all the county ceremonies that every other county has and as such is a county in its own right. If you really want to be a traditionalist then why not go further back and say we, as in Bolton, are actually part of Cheshire - as mentioned in the Doomsday Book, whilst in the north of the old county were actually part of Yorkshire (again according to the Doomsday Book) So are you saying that Merseyside doesn't exist as a county, nor West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire or even Humberside? Plus let's not forget about Greater London which has its own Mayor!!!! Also lets not forget about the "new" county of Cumbria which took Furness away from the old Lancashire at the same ti Or are you trying to say that its one rule for them and one rule for Greater Manchester? This is the 21t Century with its own counties and not the 19th Century with its then counties!!! Tradition is rose-tinted and tradition has to start from somewhere else and as such breaking a further older tradition!!! BWFC71

7:51pm Wed 23 Oct 13

BWFC71 says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of!

But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire!
i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform
lv8151.
Bolton is still within the original pre 1974 boundary of Lancashire, people have forgotten or are unaware, that the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act, simply reorganised local government within the county of Lancashire but did not alter the border.

Lancashire being a County Palatine still retains its pre 1974 boundary., and does not just cover the part of Lancashire administered by Lancashire county Council.
Here are two statements which hopefully will convince you and others the facts ....................

....
""Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996).""
""The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations and local groups. (Department of the Environment - 3rd September 1991)

Across the Pennines, they too were divided into administrative counties, but we still refer to it collectively as Yorkshire, that same principle applies to us on this side of the Pennines.
Totally incorrect!

If it was the case then we should be traditionally part of Cheshire - as explained in my last post whilst North Lancastrians are actually Tykes!!!

Lets not break tradition Bolton is originally in Cheshire!!!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: I am all in favour of celebrating special days, so lets hope on the 27thNovember, the schools also celebrate Lancashire Day, Which is our real county.[/p][/quote]The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has NEVER been in Lancashire and as such why should we celebrate something that the borough has never been part of! But if you were talking about the old County Borough of Bolton, which no longer exists, then I wouldn't have a problem with your statement! As it is the County Borough of Bolton no longer exists and the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton has never been in Lancashire![/p][/quote]i must be mistaken then ... from what i believe (and i have been shown no different) bolton was part of lancashire until the 1974 boundary reform[/p][/quote]lv8151. Bolton is still within the original pre 1974 boundary of Lancashire, people have forgotten or are unaware, that the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act, simply reorganised local government within the county of Lancashire but did not alter the border. Lancashire being a County Palatine still retains its pre 1974 boundary., and does not just cover the part of Lancashire administered by Lancashire county Council. Here are two statements which hopefully will convince you and others the facts .................... .... ""Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996)."" ""The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations and local groups. (Department of the Environment - 3rd September 1991) Across the Pennines, they too were divided into administrative counties, but we still refer to it collectively as Yorkshire, that same principle applies to us on this side of the Pennines.[/p][/quote]Totally incorrect! If it was the case then we should be traditionally part of Cheshire - as explained in my last post whilst North Lancastrians are actually Tykes!!! Lets not break tradition Bolton is originally in Cheshire!!! BWFC71

7:52pm Wed 23 Oct 13

BWFC71 says...

pressed "post" too soon.

Funnily enough Lancashire was created exactly for the same reasons as Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria were created - therefore tradition hasn't been broken! Lancashire was created for political gains!!!
pressed "post" too soon. Funnily enough Lancashire was created exactly for the same reasons as Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria were created - therefore tradition hasn't been broken! Lancashire was created for political gains!!! BWFC71

9:41pm Wed 23 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

As I have shown Lancashire is a Palatine County, the Queen is its head as the Duke of Lancaster.

As the previous quote said """Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996).""

In 1974 administrative counties were created within the pre 1974 borders of Lancashire. When the act came into operation government stated.......
"""The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations

You wish to be Gtr Manchester so be it, that's the administrative county, our real/traditional county still remains Lancashire, read what politicians say, if you wish to ignore them so be it, but it does not make your interpretation correct, it is what governments have stated ever since 1974 and the office of the County Palatine which are correct.
As I have shown Lancashire is a Palatine County, the Queen is its head as the Duke of Lancaster. As the previous quote said """Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996)."" In 1974 administrative counties were created within the pre 1974 borders of Lancashire. When the act came into operation government stated....... """The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations You wish to be Gtr Manchester so be it, that's the administrative county, our real/traditional county still remains Lancashire, read what politicians say, if you wish to ignore them so be it, but it does not make your interpretation correct, it is what governments have stated ever since 1974 and the office of the County Palatine which are correct. Phil from Smithills

9:07am Thu 24 Oct 13

The Righteous One says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
As I have shown Lancashire is a Palatine County, the Queen is its head as the Duke of Lancaster. As the previous quote said """Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996)."" In 1974 administrative counties were created within the pre 1974 borders of Lancashire. When the act came into operation government stated....... """The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations You wish to be Gtr Manchester so be it, that's the administrative county, our real/traditional county still remains Lancashire, read what politicians say, if you wish to ignore them so be it, but it does not make your interpretation correct, it is what governments have stated ever since 1974 and the office of the County Palatine which are correct.
Don't let tradition get in the way of your blindedness but tradition states that Bolton was once part fo Cheshire BEFORE Lancashire was created - therefore, by your reasoning, tradition states we are still in Cheshire.

You look up Lancashire in any decent encyclopedia (not counting Wikipedia as that can be edited by anyone) but it will show that the towns and cities of Cumbria,Merseyside and Greater Manchester that were once in Lancashire are no longer in Lancashire - FACT

Lancashire was created by politicians andf Royals in 1128 (or was it 1182) funnily enough with the exact same reasoning as to why Cumbria, Merseyside and Greater Manchester were created - but that broke a tradition which people moaned about as they didn't want to be part of the new county. Sound familiar?????

Now if you want to keep to tradition, then lets get accurate, we should be in Cheshire and not Lancashire (as that is a mde up county as well!)
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: As I have shown Lancashire is a Palatine County, the Queen is its head as the Duke of Lancaster. As the previous quote said """Legislation enacted for the creation of the administrative county was for the purpose of local government and did not affect the geographical boundaries of the County Palatine." (Duchy of Lancaster Office, 4 March 1996)."" In 1974 administrative counties were created within the pre 1974 borders of Lancashire. When the act came into operation government stated....... """The Local Government Act 1972 did not abolish traditional counties, only administrative ones. Although for local government purposes some of the historic counties have ceased to be administrative areas, they continue to exist for other purposes, organisations You wish to be Gtr Manchester so be it, that's the administrative county, our real/traditional county still remains Lancashire, read what politicians say, if you wish to ignore them so be it, but it does not make your interpretation correct, it is what governments have stated ever since 1974 and the office of the County Palatine which are correct.[/p][/quote]Don't let tradition get in the way of your blindedness but tradition states that Bolton was once part fo Cheshire BEFORE Lancashire was created - therefore, by your reasoning, tradition states we are still in Cheshire. You look up Lancashire in any decent encyclopedia (not counting Wikipedia as that can be edited by anyone) but it will show that the towns and cities of Cumbria,Merseyside and Greater Manchester that were once in Lancashire are no longer in Lancashire - FACT Lancashire was created by politicians andf Royals in 1128 (or was it 1182) funnily enough with the exact same reasoning as to why Cumbria, Merseyside and Greater Manchester were created - but that broke a tradition which people moaned about as they didn't want to be part of the new county. Sound familiar????? Now if you want to keep to tradition, then lets get accurate, we should be in Cheshire and not Lancashire (as that is a mde up county as well!) The Righteous One

1:34pm Thu 24 Oct 13

Phil from Smithills says...

I am bemused how you know people complained in 1128 or is it 1182 when Lancashire was created. What I do know that the borders of Lancashire ( the County Palatine ) pre & post 1974 remain the same. Again read the recent statements I have posted.

Some encyclopedia's refer to the administrative counties others the traditional county. Likewise on the other side of the Pennines, they refer to the administrative counties, but we usually refer to it collectively as Yorkshire that same principle applies on this side of the Pennines also.

They, in all the administrative counties in Yorkshire celebrate Yorkshire Day on the 1st August and we, in the administrative counties on this side of the Pennines , celebrate Lancashire Day on the 27th November.

Lets hope the school children are reminded as I originally pointed out.
I am bemused how you know people complained in 1128 or is it 1182 when Lancashire was created. What I do know that the borders of Lancashire ( the County Palatine ) pre & post 1974 remain the same. Again read the recent statements I have posted. Some encyclopedia's refer to the administrative counties others the traditional county. Likewise on the other side of the Pennines, they refer to the administrative counties, but we usually refer to it collectively as Yorkshire that same principle applies on this side of the Pennines also. They, in all the administrative counties in Yorkshire celebrate Yorkshire Day on the 1st August and we, in the administrative counties on this side of the Pennines , celebrate Lancashire Day on the 27th November. Lets hope the school children are reminded as I originally pointed out. Phil from Smithills

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