Today is Yorkshire Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Yorkshire Day is a day to remember, and celebrate, the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire. Originating as a military holiday, it’s roots stem from more than a few things, including the emancipation of slaves in 1834, and a few military customs and some protests about losing Yorkshire’s cultural identity. The military custom involves light infantry originally as Minden Day, although later joined by five other regiments in this tradition.

    The military permitted the regiments to wear a rose in their headdress; although the original Light Infantry use a white rose instead of the standard red rose. The emancipation anniversary is celebrated in the honor of William Wilberforce, whom successfully campaigned for the emancipation. The protests were regarding the identity of Yorkshire against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974. Yet with such a long and diverse history of changes, Yorkshire has kept itself from changing, keeping it’s old world appeal and aesthetic as the Day has become more and more known world-wide.

    This might be useful for anyone fancying a trip across the border:

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  2. Half of me will celebrate:thumbsup:
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  3. Eey Up!
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  4. Happy Yorkshire day, which one do I start with [​IMG]

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  5. Silver king :thumbsup:
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  6. Aw moooch
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  8. I have some Yorkshire blood in me - both my grandmothers wee born in Yorkshire. But I have lived in Lancashire for the last 70 years ... and remember Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, apart for being a mnemonic for the spectral colours also relates to the fact that the House of Lancaster won - so to cut a short story long - Yorkshire day - I am out.
  9. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Oh, is there just one Yorkshire Day? As a Southerner living in Yorkshire I got the impression from locals that every day was Yorkshire Day :rolleyes:
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  10. If you've got something worth celebrating, why not !
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  11. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

  12. That is absolutely correct. ..took the words out of my mouth.
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  13. Happy Yorkshire day, whippet-botherers!

    Why not celebrate with a nice slice of quiche :thumbsup:?
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  14. You read my mind , hopefully Waitrose can supply my usual trotter and tripe item
    It's a painful day for me , I'll be crying into a pint of Taylors this aft ..

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  15. Being a southerner would I be welcomed and do I need a translator
    If so, could someone send me a map please

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  16. You will need a “Big Jessie” visa, plus jabs against Whippet Flu, etc.
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  17. Sorry we are closed :thumbsup:
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  18. As you know, there is only one good use for eggy flan :thumbsup:
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  19. Quiche, darling. Quiche.
  20. :p
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