Category Archives: Yorkshire – East Riding

Yorkshire Boundary Sign Project

A campaign has started to mark the boundaries of Yorkshire’s Ridings with their respective flags. Please see Yorkshire Boundary Sign Project for further information. 

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Yorkshire – East Riding Day

Yorkshire – East Riding Day is on the 24th August – the date was chosen in celebration of the East Riding of Yorkshire’s greatest son, William Wilberforce, born on that day in 1759. Wilberforce was closely associated with the East … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – East Riding Flag

The term “riding” originally a “thriding” is derived from the old Norse “thrithjungr” meaning a third part and is a legacy of the Viking settlement of Yorkshire in the ninth century. Yorkshire’s vast size meant that its three divisions of … Continue reading

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