THE Red Rose flag is flying proudly over St Helens Town Hall this morning to mark Lancashire Day.

The day declares people are proud to be Lancastrians and a proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county.

Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.

Many people in St Helens remain proud Lancastrians and dislike the borough's associations with Merseyside or being identified as part of the Liverpool City Region.

Some still list St Helens, Lancashire on their postal addresses.