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VIDEO: Bridlington celebrates Yorkshire Day

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Bridlington proudly flew the flag for the county on Friday as the town celebrated Yorkshire Day.

Events at Sewerby Hall, South Cliff Gardens, Rags Restaurant and Bridlington Central Library, marked the occasion.

Town Councillors were joined by the Coastal Voices Community Choir at South Cliff Gardens for the first event of the day as the Yorkshire flag was unfurled by Bridlington mayor, Cllr Shelagh Finlay.

The Coastal Voices Choir provided a fantastic accompaniment to proceedings with a rendition of ‘Ilkley Moor Bar T’at’ and ‘Beside the Seaside’.

Cllr Finlay said: “It was a good turnout and afterwards everyone came down to Rags for the Yorkshire Day fundraising Coffee Morning, where we raised £268 for the RSPCA Bridlington branch, which is the mayor’s chosen charity.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Rags for their support.

“Celebrating Yorkshire Day is our tradition really and we should all embrace our Yorkshire-ness and uniqueness.”

Over at Sewerby Hall and Gardens a special Yorkshire Day event was hosted by the East Riding of Yorkshire town crier who passed on a number of top tips to visitors before running a Best Town Crier competition on the day.

The Chairman of East Riding Council, Pat O’Neil, also attended reciting the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity.

A number of activities were put on for children and a woodcarving demonstration and morris dancing display proved popular.

At Bridlington Central Library the Bridlington Library Writers Group members read a series of Yorkshire themed poems.

Audrey Bemrose, notable for her Dialect poetry, led the session as the group gathered for the special event.

 

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