It’s Yorkshire day

People's Republic of Yorkshire
People's Republic of Yorkshire

August 1st.

From the Yorkshire Ridings SocietyEach year, on that day, members of the society read a declaration of the integrity of Yorkshire at four of the Bars of York. A reading is held facing into each of the three ridings and into the city. In recent years a reading has been held in the city centre, too.

I, Toxic Web, being a resident son of the West Riding of Yorkshire declare:
That Yorkshire is three Ridings and the City of York, with these Boundaries of 1134 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 Yorkshiremen and women;
That any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the aforementioned shall forfeit all claim to Yorkshire status.
These declarations made this Yorkshire Day 2012. God Save the Queen!

…and remember the Yorkshireman’s Motto:

‘Ear all, see all, say nowt;
Eyt all, sup all, pay nowt;
And if ivver tha does owt fer nowt –
Do it fer thissen!

Now where’s me flat cap, ferrets an’ whippet….

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