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Yorkshire Day

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12:01am 1st August 2012

The city of York will be alive with celebration on 1st August to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Yorkshire Ridings Society will be processing around the Bar Walls proudly boasting a Yorkshire flag before performing the Declarations of Integrity in modern and olden dialect, ending on the cobbles at Newgate Market.

The city centre will be decked out in bunting and Yorkshire flags. A Yorkshire Day banner will also be hung for visitors and residents to see at Newgate Market, where there will be a Yorkshire Day market full of local traders with Yorkshire goods and produce, including additional stalls from the Farmers’ Market.

The Civic party will be attending the annual Civic gathering, which will this year be held in Scarborough and will include a procession with sword and mace bearers.

The Mansion House will be flying the Yorkshire Day flag on this special day.

Other events celebrating Yorkshire Day across the city include:

  • York’s Chocolate Story selling special Yorkshire chocolates for the day in flavours of Yorkshire blue; white chocolate and rhubarb; tea and fruitcake; and Wensleydale cheese and apple.
  • Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop is celebrating Yorkshire Day with a giant, York Minster shaped pork pie which will be unveiled at 2.30pm on the steps of York Minster.
  • The York Brewery is doing a Real Ale Trail based around Yorkshire beers in their pubs.
  • The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is running a special lunchtime Pullman service runs in celebration of Yorkshire Day on 1st August, which departs from Grosmont at 1.30pm.

Cllr James Alexander, City of York Council Labour Leader, said:

“I’m incredibly proud to be celebrating Yorkshire Day in the capital of Yorkshire – over 30 years of the day being celebrated.

"It’s fantastic to see city traders and businesses still showing their enthusiasm and loyalty to the region and celebrating all that is great about Yorkshire.”

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