Join in the Yorkshire Day celebrations

28/07/2017, PR8618

Yorkshire Day celebrations are taking over Pontefract on August 1.

Events are happening across the town from 10am to 4pm, with a variety of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

White rose for Yorkshire Day

At Pontefract Castle visitors can find out about the Yorkshire soldier though the ages and how they fought in battle. They can also try their hand at archery and join in with some fun activities and games.

Visitors can also make a 'Mini Market Place' with the Townscape Heritage Initiative at Pontefract Museum, and explore Pontefract with their new Spotters Guide.

Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

​Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: "Come and celebrate Yorkshire Day in Pontefract. The whole town is involved with events taking place across the town centre, including at the Castle and the museum. There's something for everyone, so come along and join in the special celebrations."

Other venues taking part in the Yorkshire Day celebrations include Friarwood Valley Gardens and St Giles Church. Activities include welly wanging, flat cap throwing, donkey rides, birds of prey and much more.

At the Buttercross there will be the Ponte Pooch Show at 1pm (registration from 12 noon) and music and entertainment from 2.30pm.

The town centre will boast an outdoor market, craft stalls and plenty of 'Yorkshire' food treats on offer. There will also be heritage and guided walks taking place at 10.30am, 12 noon and 1.30pm, meeting outside Pontefract Museum.

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