Friday, 29 July 2016
Yorkshire Day in Redcar Monday 1st August 2016
Yorkshire Day at Redcar in the North Riding of Yorkshire, takes place at the town clock on the High Street from 10 am to 4pm on Yorkshire Day, Monday 1st August 2016.
Actor Chris Foote-Wood (brother of the late much loved comedienne Victoria Wood), will once again be leading the proceedings.
Chris, who comes as a different character each year, will read the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity at 11.41 am as Henry Bolckow a Victorian industrialist and Member of Parliament, acknowledged as being one of the founders of modern Middlesbrough.
The Declaration will be read in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt and Mrs Olwyn Peters.
There will be stalls and other attractions, including a local dance group. Latex white roses are sold, price £1, for people to wear on Yorkshire Day and all proceeds are to be shared between Redcar Lifeboat and Zetland Lifeboat Museum.
Yorkshire Ridings Society’s North Riding Group, who organise the event, will have a stall selling YRS Products and a Tombola to raise funds to send pupils of local schools on the Yorkshire border for cricket coaching at Headingley.
PICTURE - Chris Foote-Wood pictured on Yorkshire Day 2015 as Samuel Plimsoll.
The Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity 2016
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:
I (your name) being resident in the (East/North/West) Riding of Yorkshire declare:
that Yorkshire is three Ridings and the City of York with these boundaries of 1141 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 Yorkshire men and women;
that any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the afore-mentioned shall forfeit all claim to Yorkshire status.
These declarations made this Yorkshire Day 2016.
Yorkshire for ever!
God save the Queen!