Unfurling the flag for Yorkshire Day

Unfurling the flag for Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day celebrations in York - Peter Hindle reads one of the declarations at the Mansion House

Food artist Connie Viney shares a cup of Yorkshire Tea with her cake art featuring Jarvis Cocker and York-born actress Dame Judi Dench

The Golden Ball pub get ready for Yorkshire Day with some welly wanging

The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, right, with his medieval counterpart William Snawsell (played by Finn Bringham) at York’s Monk Bar.

The procession makes its way over Lendal Bridge led by Peter Hindle

Haxby Hall staff Cadi Hughes, left, a Lancastrian, and Ruth Boyes, who organised Yorkshire Day celebrations for residents

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The now traditional procession of the Yorkshire flag around the Bar Walls took place, with members of the Yorkshire Ridings Society walking round the ancient city to proclaim their declaration of integrity for Yorkshire to each of the three Ridings, and the city of York.

The white rose flag also flew over the Mansion House to mark the day, as well as Bishopthorpe Palace.

Closer to home, the residents of Haxby Hall care home marked the county day with a cream tea, courtesy of Yorkshire tea, a BBQ and a staff “Yorkshire v Rest of the World” game of rounders.

Manager Andy Hart said: “Many of our residents are Yorkshire born and bred and are rightly proud of their home county. Yorkshire Day will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some fun activities with friends and family, where ever they hail from.”

The York Dungeon marked the day by announcing its Carnivàle King for the summer - with Market Weighton man Andy Harrison, 22, taking the crown.

Andy was chosen because he embodied the “rascalism” of the dungeon, and said: “It’s absolutely amazing to be chosen as the king and be part of this exciting opportunity. When I first applied I wasn’t sure what my chances of winning were but thought it was worth a try anyway and I’m so glad it all paid off!”

And in Nether Poppleton, staff at specialist vet products company Animalcare dressed up as James Herriot, who, although he hailed from Glasgow, became one of Yorkshire’s most famous characters.

Celebrations continue today, at the Golden Ball in Bishophill where a beer festival features Yorkshire beers and games. include welly wanging, flat cap frisbee and “Yorkshire Pudding-on-a-spoon” races.

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8:18am Fri 1 Aug 14

Fat Harry says...

"Now annual" makes it sound like something recent. In fact this is the 40th consecutive year, which makes it pretty much "traditional".
"Now annual" makes it sound like something recent. In fact this is the 40th consecutive year, which makes it pretty much "traditional". Fat Harry
  • Score: 21

9:12am Fri 1 Aug 14

BigJon says...

It's Yorkshire Day and it's International Beer Day......a double reason to celebrate. :-)
It's Yorkshire Day and it's International Beer Day......a double reason to celebrate. :-) BigJon
  • Score: 21

9:15am Fri 1 Aug 14

pedalling paul says...

Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds" pedalling paul
  • Score: -20

10:10am Fri 1 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
Another lost my way comment.??
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"[/p][/quote]Another lost my way comment.?? smudge2
  • Score: 11

11:29am Fri 1 Aug 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Which flag is the "Yorkshire Flag".
Which flag is the "Yorkshire Flag". Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -9

12:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

pedalling paul says...

smudge2 wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
Another lost my way comment.??
Visit http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Beating_the
_bounds to learn more about this ancient rite.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"[/p][/quote]Another lost my way comment.??[/p][/quote]Visit http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Beating_the _bounds to learn more about this ancient rite. pedalling paul
  • Score: -11

12:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Yorkswalls says...

Great to see this tradition carrying on,well done to everyone taking part.
Great to see this tradition carrying on,well done to everyone taking part. Yorkswalls
  • Score: 17

1:06pm Fri 1 Aug 14

thetadterrier says...

Will the press be blocking off the path and forcing people to walk in the road into oncoming traffic again by the bar as they did when taking these pictures the other day?

Nothing says welcome to York quite like residents and tourists having to wandering across roads causing cars and cyclists to swerve all for a pointless photo opportunity.
Will the press be blocking off the path and forcing people to walk in the road into oncoming traffic again by the bar as they did when taking these pictures the other day? Nothing says welcome to York quite like residents and tourists having to wandering across roads causing cars and cyclists to swerve all for a pointless photo opportunity. thetadterrier
  • Score: -6

1:24pm Fri 1 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
Another lost my way comment.??
Visit http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Beating_the

_bounds to learn more about this ancient rite.
Idiot !!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"[/p][/quote]Another lost my way comment.??[/p][/quote]Visit http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Beating_the _bounds to learn more about this ancient rite.[/p][/quote]Idiot !! smudge2
  • Score: 4

2:10pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

smudge2 wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
Another lost my way comment.??
Visit http://en.wikipedia.


org/wiki/Beating_the


_bounds to learn more about this ancient rite.
Idiot !!
Why compound your original ignorant comment by calling PP an idiot. It is an ancient parochial acxtivity no longer used.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"[/p][/quote]Another lost my way comment.??[/p][/quote]Visit http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Beating_the _bounds to learn more about this ancient rite.[/p][/quote]Idiot !![/p][/quote]Why compound your original ignorant comment by calling PP an idiot. It is an ancient parochial acxtivity no longer used. Omega Point
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Priapus says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"
You'd be better off beating your meat and not posting random nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job that we don't still have to "beat the bounds"[/p][/quote]You'd be better off beating your meat and not posting random nonsense. Priapus
  • Score: 7

5:10pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Dave Ruddock says...

so have we all decided on the correct Flag to use on Yorkshire
day
so have we all decided on the correct Flag to use on Yorkshire day Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -2

8:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

KevinWard59 says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Which flag is the "Yorkshire Flag".
Now if you'd read the article before commenting you'd know wouldn't you.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Which flag is the "Yorkshire Flag".[/p][/quote]Now if you'd read the article before commenting you'd know wouldn't you. KevinWard59
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tug job says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
so have we all decided on the correct Flag to use on Yorkshire
day
Please stop, Dave.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: so have we all decided on the correct Flag to use on Yorkshire day[/p][/quote]Please stop, Dave. Tug job
  • Score: 3

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