Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Flying The Lancashire Flag at Southport Town Hall

A press release from Sefton MBC

This follows on from the motion I proposed last month at the Southport Area Committee which arose from a question from Geoff Carter. The flag at Southport was donated by Brian Birch of Birkdale

A special flag is flying at Southport Town Halls to celebrate Lancashire County Cricket Club winning the County Championship.

 It was the first time in 77 years since the county won the championship outright and the Lancashire Flag will be seen flapping above both civic buildings in recognition of the cricket club's achievements.

 The flags will be seen for a week commencing Monday, November 2 - this coincides with Lancashire Day which falls on Sunday, November 27.

 It was agreed at Full Council on October 27 to fly the flags following a motion submitted by Lib Dem Cllr Tony Robertson.

 The motion also congratulated Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club who hosted a championship match at their Trafalgar Road base which drew record crowds.

 To celebrate the occasion, former Lancashire County Cricket Club captain and wicketkeeper, Warren Hegg, joined the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Paul Cummins, at Southport Town Hall to unfurl one of the flags.

 Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Paul Cummins, said: "A big congratulation must go to Lancashire County Cricket Club for their achievement on winning the County Championship last season.

 "To wait 77 years for the honour shows just how hard it is to win such a coveted title.

 "The fact one of their games was also held in the borough, which I attended, was a real coup and it gives me great pleasure to see the Lancashire flag flying at both Bootle and Southport Town Halls in recognition of their fantastic exploits at the crease."

 Warren Hegg from LCCC added: "We are delighted that the Lancashire flag will be flown at Bootle and Southport Town Halls in recognition of the team’s achievement.

 "We were well supported during our match at Southport last season and I know the lads were very grateful for the backing they received.”


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