Category Archives: Yorkshire

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 – West Riding Day

Yorkshire – West Riding Day is on the 29th March – the anniversary of the Battle of Towton. The day was selected by a public vote.

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Yorkshire – North Riding Day

Yorkshire – North Riding Day is on the 22nd Augsut – the date on which both the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which the last Yorkist King, Richard III was killed, took … Continue reading

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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 Day

Yorkshire Day is on the 1st August – the date of the Battle of Minden when soldiers from the Yorkshire regiment are reputed to have borne white roses on their uniforms.

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Yorkshire – West Riding Flag

The flag of the West Riding of Yorkshire was registered on May 23rd 2013. It was created by Michael Faul, a foremost British vexillologist and was the winning entry in a competition organised by Yorkshire resident and adventurer Andy Strangeway … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Flag

The flag of Yorkshire was registered in 2008. It bears a white rose which has long been associated with the county. The white rose, also known as the “rose alba” or “rose argent”, was originally the symbol of the House … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – North Riding Flag

‌ The flag of the North Riding was the winner in a public competition, one of six designs selected by a panel of judges for a final public vote. It was revealed for the first time on May 4th 2013 … 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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