All hail Yorkshire Day!

SADDLEWORTH’S annual celebration of all things White Rose will take place this weekend.A socially distanced version of Yorkshire Day is planned for Sunday, August 2.

However, due to the Covid-19 crisis, there will not be the usual parade along Uppermill High Street or the traditional county fair on King George V playing fields.

But it is hoped a wreath of white roses may be placed on Ammon Wrigley’s statue at the Museum gardens together with a reading of the Yorkshire Declaration.Attempts are also being made for a brass quartet to play a few appropriate tunes.

In 2020, Yorkshire will be 1,145 years old so the declaration will be read at 11.45am.

Saddleworth’s administrative ties with Yorkshire were cut during local government re-organisation in 1974 but the annual event promotes and celebrates the historic connection.

Yorkshire Day is officially marked on August 1 but Saddleworth’s celebrations take place on the Sunday closest to that date.

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