Yorkshire Day is a yearly celebration on 1 August to promote the historic county of Yorkshire, England. It was first celebrated in 1975.
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Yorkshire Day in the British Army
The day was also celebrated by the British Arm’s Light Infantry, successors to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. They celebrate the day as Minden Day, after the battle of Minden. Together with five other infantry regiments of the British Army, a rose is permitted to be worn in the headdress. In the case of the Light Infantry, the rose is white (the symbol of Yorkshire).
Fun Yorkshire Facts
England’s smallest window is in Yorkshire! The George Hotel sits along a lane called Land of Green Ginger in Hull and has a window which dates back to 1683 when it was a coaching inn. A porter would sit watching for coaches/guests to arrive then attend to them on arrival. Stay at Green Ginger House to get a look. (The Land of Green Ginger refers to the sale or storage of the spice ginger in the Middle Ages).
The first ever movie was made in Yorkshire! In 1887 Louis Le Prince invented the Single Lens Camera and captured the first moving picture in Leeds Roundhay Garden. His blue plaque can be seen on Leeds Bridge where he filmed Traffic crossing Leeds Bridge in 1888. Get a look at it by staying at Malmaison Leeds.
England’s longest-running paid visitor attraction can be found in North Yorkshire. Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well in Knaresborough has been open to visitors since as far back as 1630.
The oldest surviving business and oldest surviving pub in the United Kingdom is in Yorkshire! The Bingley Arms in Bardsey, West Yorkshire, is over 1000 years old. Why not team a visit with a walk around the nearby ancient monuments.