In our campaign to retain and re-establish the rights and recognition of Middlesex, we have written to the King Charles III, to ask that he bring back the 1,300-year-old county name.
The group, Middlesex Heritage, has written to the King to request appointment of a lord lieutenant to represent it, and recognise the county he was born and crowned in.
Middlesex Day, the 16th of May, was marked by flags flying from Number 10 Downing Street to the Lord’s cricket ground, the Supreme Court and Harrow School, along with the numerous personal and small businesses marking the day.
Russell Grant, the TV astrologist and founder of the Association of British Counties, and the Lord of Ashford, said: “Middlesex Day recognises that Middlesex has a heritage and identity that continues to be the roots of many born, bred or living in it.”
The day, May 16, was chosen to recognise the achievements of the 57th West Middlesex Regiment of Foot, at the 1811 Battle of Albuhera during the Napoleonic Wars as a mark of respect to those that stood, and first used the cry “Die Hard!”
It is the hope of Middlesex Heritage that King Charles will recognise and appoint a Lord lieutenant.
We will keep you updated.
(First reported in the Telegraph, May 16th)
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Jeff Barnes is Chairman of Middlesex Heritage, founded to protect the identity of the historic county, and also chairs the Federation of Middlesex Sports, and the registered charity the Wise Foundation, where he is also treasurer and a trustee. He is also treasurer and a trustee of The Cricket Society Trust, and treasurer and founding committee member of the Middlesex Coaches Association, a qualified cricket umpire, coach and still playing.
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