Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Guisborough prepares for Yorkshire Day

There will be a temporary road closure and parking restrictions in Guisborough as Redcar and Cleveland Council welcomes civic dignitaries from across Yorkshire to march along Westgate at 10.30am as part of the Yorkshire Day celebrations on Friday, 1st August 2008.

Westgate and Church Street will be closed between 10am and noon and signed diversions will be in place for the celebrations to take place. The car park at Church Street will also be closed between 10am and noon and parking restrictions will be in place on the High Street and Westgate.

The Council's Mayor, Councillor Mike Findley, explained: "I would like to apologise to local businesses, residents and visitors for any inconvenience caused by the temporary road closures and limited access around Westgate, but hope everyone can help support the day and show what a fantastic Borough we live in.

"It will be a superb spectacle to celebrate all that is good about Yorkshire and I am really looking forward to welcoming the civic dignitaries from across the county."

There will be an 11am service at St Nicholas Church, with hymns, readings and a sermon given by the Archdeacon of Cleveland, The Venerable Paul Ferguson. The one hour service will also include the Yorkshire Day Anthem and the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity.

It reads:

I, (your name) being a resident of the (North/West/East) Riding of Yorkshire declare:
That Yorkshire is three Ridings and the City of York, with these Boundaries of 1133 years standing;
That the address of all places in these Ridings is Yorkshire;
That all persons born therein or resident therein and loyal to the Ridings are Yorkshiremen and women;
That any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the aforementioned shall forfeit all claim to Yorkshire status.
These declarations made this Yorkshire Day 2008
Yorkshire for ever!
God Save the Queen!

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