Yorkshire Day, August 1st 2006, will see members of the Ridings Society reading the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity around the walls of York for the 30th time, since the tradition was started by Colin Holt in 1976.
Sadly, this will be the first year that Colin, pictured right, who sadly, died in April, will not be present leading the proceedings.
The Declaration of Integrity is read in the four languages used in Yorkshire since the earliest known reference to the Ridings, in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles of 876. old English, old Norse. Latin and modern English
The readings start at Micklegate Bar, at 11.31am (one thousand one hundred and thirty one years since the year 876).
Micklegate Bar is where the West Riding meets the City of York. The readers will then walk the walls to Bootham Bar for the North Riding, then inside Monk Bar for the City and finally to Walmgate Bar for the East Riding.
This way the continuance of the Ridings and Yorkshire is proclaimed in all parts of the county on its own particularly special day.