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David Laycock
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 13:07
Yorshire Day
From across the waters to all Tykes.
A very Happy Yorkshire Day to all.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 21:30
Hi from another one!! To be honest I didnt know that such a celebration day existed.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 22:51
No, neither did I Brenda! I think I've been confusing Yorkshire Day with the Yorkshire Show. Anyway according to Wikipedia:

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974", The date alludes to the Battle of Minden, and also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, had campaigned.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Thursday, August 2, 2012 20:54
thanks for the info Andrew I think I was too lazy to look it up but did check out the Yorkshire website - and once again -
Once again thank you Mr Paul Webmaster for pointing it out - I think it would be a surprise to more than we few exiles.

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