Category Archives: Yorkshire

Yorkshire Boundary Sign Project

A campaign has started to mark the boundaries of Yorkshire’s Ridings with their respective flags. Please see Yorkshire Boundary Sign Project for further information. 

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Yorkshire – West Riding Day

Yorkshire – West Riding Day is on the 29th March – the anniversary of the Battle of Towton located in the West Riding. The day was selected by a public vote. The battle occurred on March 29th 1461 and ended … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – North Riding Day

Yorkshire – North Riding Day is on the 22nd August – the date on which both the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton and the Battle of Bosworth Field , at which the last Yorkist King, Richard III was killed, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – East Riding Day

Yorkshire – East Riding Day is on the 24th August. The date was chosen in celebration of the East Riding of Yorkshire’s greatest son, William Wilberforce, born on that day in 1759. Wilberforce was closely associated with the East Riding … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day is August 1st, the date of the Battle of Minden in 1759 when sources report that Yorkshiremen of the 51st Regiment of Foot picked white roses from bushes near to the battlefields and wore them on their clothing. Some … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – West Riding Flag

The flag of the West Riding of Yorkshire was registered on May 23rd 2013. It was created by Michael Faul, a foremost British vexillologist and was the winning entry in a competition organised by Yorkshire resident and adventurer Andy Strangeway … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Flag

The flag of Yorkshire was registered in 2008. It bears a white rose which has long been associated with the county. The white rose, also known as the “rose alba” or “rose argent”, was originally the symbol of the House … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – North Riding Flag

‌ The flag of the North Riding was the winner in a public competition, one of six designs selected by a panel of judges for a final public vote. It was revealed for the first time on May 4th 2013 … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – East Riding Flag

The term “riding” originally a “thriding” is derived from the old Norse “thrithjungr” meaning a third part and is a legacy of the Viking settlement of Yorkshire in the ninth century. Yorkshire’s vast size meant that its three divisions of … Continue reading

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