"Never tell a Yorkshire lass that you’re
Unworthy of her-
Let her find out for herself"
- YORKSHIRE FATHER’S ADVICE TO SON
Halifax is Calderdale's largest town, with stunning Victorian architecture and a strong industrial heritage and this year the town is counting down to Yorkshire Day. Held on 1st August each year, the event celebrates all things Yorkshire. ‘Yorkshire Day’ was first celebrated in 1975 in Beverley and was originally a protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974. Today, Yorkshire Day is a regional celebration, giving people a chance to shout about why they have such pride in ‘God's Own County’.
Mayors from throughout Yorkshire are coming to Halifax to celebrate the day and learn more about our great town. Approximately 200 will parade through the centre of Halifax, walking from the Town Hall at 10am to Halifax Minster, all dressed in robes and mayoral chains, led by a marching band. You can see the route the parade will take on the map below:
A number of Halifax businesses will be having special offers on Yorkshire merchandise, dressing their shop windows with a Yorkshire theme; others have got a traditional Yorkshire menu on offer.
a unique, independent department store will have Yorkshire themed window displays and special Yorkshire Day menu in their restaurant, with a free Yorkshire pudding & onion gravy with every main course. There are special offers (10% off Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose, 10% off Yorkshire's own Brook Taverner and 20% off all Yorkshire themed gifts and cards) and local author Jean Illingworth will be signing copies of her Yorkshire themed books - Harella, Growing Up In Sowerby And More and Sowerby Tales.
are offering Yorkshire Day specials including a Yorkshire pudding, slow cooked beef & onion gravy wrap; Steak pie, mushy peas, mint sauce and gravy; and Slow cooked beef brisket, onion and gravy teacake.
are running a 'Yorkshire Gin and Tonic Afternoon Tea' Deal at £31.95 for two people. The offer is on all week 1st - 5th August 2016, 12noon - 5.00pm, subject to availability. It includes full afternoon tea for two: a selection of sandwiches, chef’s choice of pastries, freshly baked scones and a Yorkshire gin and tonic each. Gluten free is available. Pre-booking required - give Holdsworth House a call on 24.
Eureka! the National Children's Museum continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire.