Friday, 16 May 2008

Council choose Guisborough to host Yorkshire Day parade

Redcar and Cleveland Council has announced details of its plans to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Friday, August 1 - with Mayors from all over the White Rose county.

The Council has accepted an invitation from the Yorkshire Society to host the annual event, which brings 250 civic dignitaries to a civic celebration and church service.

The Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism Councillor Sheelagh Clarke said: "We're hoping it will be a lovely day for all of us - and we're keeping our fingers cross that the sun shines."

The day will begin with the Council's newly-elected Mayor, Councillor Mike Findley, welcoming the visitors to Guisborough and lead a parade along the town's Westgate to a church service at St Nicholas Parish Church.

The invited guests will then be given a tour of Gisborough Priory, which will be the backdrop for a series of official photographs to mark the occasion before a special lunch is served at Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough.

The Yorkshire Ridings Society, a separate organisation, will be holding its readings of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity in Redcar as normal and selling artificial white roses in aid of Redcar Lifeboat. Full details will be provided soon.

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