Yorkshire Day 2016

Monday 1st August is Yorkshire Day.

This date was chosen because it is the date of the Battle of Minden, at which the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry served with particular distinction.

Here are just a few of the reasons why our County is special.

If Yorkshire were an independent country, we would have finished twelfth on the league table in the 2012 Olympics: seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

The earliest reference to ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ was in Hannah Glasse’s Art Of Cookery in 1747.

Without Yorkshire, there would be no football, as the earliest club was founded in Sheffield, of course.

Yorkshire has won the county cricket championship more often than any other county: 30 times plus once shared.

The unofficial national anthem is the song, “On Ilkla Moor Baht at.” Do you know any of the verses after the first one?

So why exactly do you like Yorkshire?

Monday is a day for giving thanks for the communities where we live.

What will you be giving thanks for?

Peter Bradley
The Dean