Saturday, 2 August 2008

Yorkshire celebrations at Thornaby

Thornaby held its Yorkshire Day celebrations with a community event on Thornaby Green, which started with a service at the ancient St Peter's Church. There was a wide variety of stalls and entertainment for all the family. Chris was invited to open the proceedings with a reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity. The Yorkshire Ridings Society stall raised £40 from the sales of Yorkshire products and over £60 for the Thornaby Town Mayor's Charity. Local residents were invited to have their photograph taken in front of the Yorkshire flag for display in Thornaby Library. Chris had his taken with Stockton Borough Councillor Eileen Craggs.

The event was organised by the newly formed Thornaby Yorkshire Day Society, who with help from Thornaby Town Council, put on an excellent show which can only grow. More pictures will follow in a few days. Pictured are members of the new society reading Thornaby's own 'Five Lamps' poem.

2 comments:

Lib Dem Lennie said...

Nice use of the English flag. How does that welcome the non-English and include them ?

Anonymous said...

I would just like to leave a word of thanks, Although The days was small we are planning on making it bigger next year,

David Booth
Chairman of the Thornaby Yorkshire day Society.