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Celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1st August with the Yorkshire Ridings Society
August 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
You are invited to join the Yorkshire Ridings Society on 1st August 2012 as they celebrate Yorkshire Day by Walking the Walls of York.
Part of the celebration of Yorkshire Day involves the carrying of Yorkshire flags around York.
The times for the reading of the Declaration of Yorkshire Integrity are :-
Walmgate Bar 10:45
Mickelgate Bar 11:36
Bootham Bar 12:20
Monk Bar 12:45
Parliament Street 13:00
The idea of reading at the Bars came from one of the founder members of the society who learned that, by tradition and before the city developed to its present size, the boundaries of The Ridings were reckoned to extend to the city walls. Thus by popping out through the Bars it was possible to visit each Riding without travelling very far. The ceremony has been taking place for over thirty years.
The Yorkshire Ridings Society website is at :- www.yorkshireridings.org