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.