Today is Lancashire Day! All across the county the Tripe Marketing Board will be celebrating this historic day by asking Lancastrians to sample a bit of tripe and to take part in its poll to find 2013's Greatest Lancastrian.
Sir Norman Wrassle, chairman of the TMB, said: "What better way can there be to celebrate Lancashire Day than by tucking into a nice hot bowl of tripe and onions, the traditional dish that built the county? If you haven't tried tripe before, there's never been a better day to do it!"
Sir Norman will be speaking later today at a meeting of the Parbold Women's Institute, where he will be signing copies of the Tripe Marketing Board's 2014 Diary. Sir Norman said: "This is the first time we've made our diary available to a wider public and it makes a great Christmas present for anyone even faintly interested in Lancashire's most historic foodstuff."
Sir Norman will also outline plans for promoting the TMB Christmas Party Plan in an attempt to increase tripe sales in the run up to the festive season.