Ey up, it’s Yorkshire Day! August 1st has come around again and although in Yorkshire we celebrate the beauty of our northern home 365 days a year, this Sunday we reflect and share more of our home pride for Yorkshire Day.
This day was launched in 1975, with individuals and organisations county-wide sharing their love of local traditions, history, food and customs passed down through generations of proud Yorkshire folk. From the rolling countryside of the Dales and moors, to the historic cities of York and Ripon; from the seaside fun of our Eastern coastline, to the majesty of Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey, with 2.9 glorious acres we have a lot to celebrate as the largest county in the UK.
Famous for our Yorkshire puddings dating back to 1737, Wensleydale cheese, Rhubarb Triangle traditions and fiery parkin, we have a strong edible identity. We have pioneered literary excellence with the likes of the Bronte Sisters, Helen Fielding and Alan Bennet; conquered the arts with Dame Judi Dench, Barbara Hepworth and the Arctic Monkeys and inspired the upcoming generations through sport (Jessica Ennis-Hill and the Brownlee Brothers) and science (Helen Sharman).
With our own dialect, strong traditions, and unofficial anthem (On Ilkla Moor Baht), Yorkshire folk are some of the most down-to-earth, friendly people you could ever meet. At the forefront of industry since the Industrial Revolution so it’s no surprise that our business has grown from strength-to-strength with clients nationwide supported from our scenic offices on the outskirts of Leeds in Otley.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day the team at networx will no doubt be sitting down this weekend to a well-earned cup of Yorkshire tea, tucking into a Sunday roast Yorkshire pudding, followed by a delightful Yorkshire baked sweet delicacy.
Wishing you all a wonderful Yorkshire Day!
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