Monday, 14 April 2008

Brand new boundary sign erected at Yedingham

33 years ago a group of Yorkshire Ridings Society members, which included Colin and Hilary Holt and John Dargan, erected an East Riding boundary sign on a building adjacent to the old road bridge at Yedingham, on the boundary of the North Riding and East Riding.

On Saturday 12th April 2008 Hilary Holt returned with a happy band of YRS members and friends to unveil a replacement sign as the original one was showing signs of age.

The sign, in the garden of Mr Robert Neil, can be seen from the new road bridge and was provided by the Society out of funds and donations.

Mr Neil, who was presented with a white rose bush by Roger Sewell, told members that the original owner of the property was Mr Alf Jackson, lived to the ripe old age of 103. He is reputed to have never spent a night outside the village and was the local pig killer, a reserved occupation.

David and Lynda Russell (pictured far right above), of the Friends of Real Lancashire, travelled over from Rawthenstall for the unveiling on the banks of the River Derwent,.

After the ceremony members enjoyed lunch at the Providence pub, across the road.

Yedingham is on the Malton Road 9 miles north east of Malton.

Pictures by Roger & Chris Sewell.

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