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|Title:||Doncaster Celebrates Its Place In The Heart Of Yorkshire|
|ID & Publication:||20130811008 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
A GOOD ‘ole cuppa tea’ and a piece of cake will be on the menu as Doncaster joins in celebrations to mark Yorkshire Day tomorrow.
The town will hold a host of events – from picnics to promotions – to show that its Yorkshire spirit is alive and kicking.
This year’s host of the event is Skipton but there is more cause for celebration for Doncaster with the news it will be hosting Yorkshire Day in 2015.
The Civic Mayor, Councillor Eddie Dobbs, will be attending a celebration parade in Skipton along with other civic mayors from across the county. In the evening, he will be attending a Yorkshire Day concert by Armthorpe Elmfield Band at Armthorpe Community Centre.
Councillor Dobbs, said: ‘It’s very important to celebrate Doncaster’s heritage in the heart of Yorkshire and I am delighted not only to be taking part in a host of celebrations this year but also that Doncaster will be hosting Yorkshire Day in 2015.
‘I for one am a proud Yorkshire man – I love the region – and I am sure there are many other people who share my passion for the area.’
Doncaster’s Tourist Information Centre, on the High Street, will offer free tea and cake for everyone tomorrow from 11am to 3pm.
Meanwhile a big celebration for Yorkshire Day will take place at Cusworth Hall with a picnic, rides, games and quizzes with award winning children's entertainer Billy Bodkins. People can go along in fancy dress – any theme.
Cast’s café is also opening tomorrow with a special Yorkshire Day promotion.
Yorkshire Day history
Yorkshire Day is named after The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry which is the only infantry regiment to have been raised in Yorkshire and has a museum dedicated to it here in Doncaster. On 1 August the regiment celebrated its first great victory at the Battle of Minden in 1759. This is why 1 August is now Yorkshire Day.
Facts about Yorkshire
- Highest mountain: Mickle Fell – 2591 feet.
- Longest river: River Aire – 88 miles
- Highest inn (in England): Tan Hill – 1,732 feet.
Famous Yorkshire folk
- Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) navigator and explorer
- William Wilberforce (1759 –1833) anti-slavery reformer
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