Association of British Counties

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers held are not yet fully catalogued, but are from Valerie Andrews, Secretary to the ABC from 1989 onwards, and Michael Bradford, Chairman of the ABC until c. 2004

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of British Counties (ABC), formed in 1989, is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 86 historic (or traditional) counties of Great Britain. ABC believes that the historic counties are distinct from current local government units known as counties, and that they are an important part of our culture, geography and heritage. It seeks to re-establish the use of the Counties as the standard popular geographical reference frame.

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