A RETRO sign will be re-created to celebrate York's signature chocolate treat turning 40.

York’s Chocolate Story is leading the celebrations by placing the famous Yorkie sign in King's Square during the half term holiday from February 13 to 21.

Until the early nineties, trains arriving at the city's railway station would pass a billboard which read "Welcome to YORK(IE) – Where the Men are Hunky and the Chocolate’s Chunky."

A spokesman for the attraction said: "I used to look out for the Yorkie sign from the train. When I saw it, I knew I was home.

"When we reached out to find out more on social media we were inundated with comments from people who were keen to share their fond memories of the sign."

The sign will be 9ft wide and accompanied by Yorkie giveaways in the square.