October 1st is Lincolnshire Day on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. We're celebrating everything that's great about our county, from the beautiful countryside to the delicious local produce and we want you to get involved.
Here at BBC Lincolnshire we are PROUD of our county, that's why we hosted the debate and discussion about the Lincolnshire Flag, which is now a common sight across our county.
So we've got the flag, why not take it further and have a Lincolnshire Day when we can celebrate all things all things Lincolnshire?
On the day we'll be wearing yellow, playing local music, eating Lincolnshire food, and asking you what you love about Lincolnshire.
Why do we need a Lincolnshire Day?
Other counties such as Yorkshire and Lancashire have one so we thought why not? We speak to people everyday who are very proud to live in Lincolnshire, whether they're born and bred yellowbellies or have recently moved here. Lincolnshire Day is a chance to celebrate our wonderful county and of course tell everyone else how great it is.
Why the 1st October?
On this date in 1536 the men of Louth first rose up in rebellion over Henry 8th's Reformation. By 6th Oct, 40,000 men from all over the county were camped around the Cathedral, demanding that Henry respect local churches and their treasures. Sadly the rebellion failed, and the leaders were ruthlessly executed, but the Lincolnshire rebellion remains an important part of Tudor history and is a great example of local people standing up for their rights.
More notable Lincolnshire dates
February 10th : the anniversary of the battle of Subraon in India when the Lincolnshire Regiment won lasting glory in taking on and defeating a vastly superior Sikh Army
March 16th : the birthday of Matthew Flinders , the Lincolnshire sailor who went on the be the first to sail around Australia
May 4th : the day in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister
May 9th : the date Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated in 1092
August 6th : birthday of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, born at Somersby, Lincolnshire in 1809, and one of England's greatest poets.
How can I get involved?
Well, the easiest thing you can do is to wear something yellow, it would also be great if you fly the Lincolnshire flag and eat some local produce. Coop stores across the county will be holding events to celebrate the day and the Lincolnshire Echo will be getting involved.
If you are celebrating Lincolnshire Day you can send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we also want to hear about your favourite Lincolnshire place?
last updated: 25/09/2008 at 10:04