August has a few fun awareness events which include Yorkshire Day on 1st August, National Allotment Week from 9th-14th August and Afternoon Tea Week from 9th-14th August…
Yorkshire Day 1st August –
The date alludes to the regimental anniversary of the Battle of Minden on 1st August and the wearing of roses in the headdress on that day.
In the case of the Light Infantry, successors to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, a white rose.
The date is also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, campaigned.
Yorkshire Day was established relatively recently in 1975. The nature of the region and its people meant it was quickly adopted and it has grown in significance year on year.
The decision to mark Yorkshire Day with an annual civic gathering of Mayors, Lord Mayors, their attendants and other…
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