Celebrations planned across Bradford district as Yorkshire Day approaches

Manager, Rachel Oxborough and Assistant, Pat Bentley, at Bradford Tourist Information Centre ahead of the Yorkshire Day celebrations

Manager, Rachel Oxborough and Assistant, Pat Bentley, at Bradford Tourist Information Centre ahead of the Yorkshire Day celebrations

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A VARIETY of activities will mark Yorkshire Day at a host of venues across the Bradford district.

Visitor Information Centres in Bradford, Saltaire, Haworth and Ilkley will all be holding a wide variety of events at their sites to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Friday.

Each venue will have a selection of free food tasters, including Wensleydale Cheese, for people to taste to promote the county.

A Yorkshire-themed quiz and a craft activity to make a Yorkshire white rose will also take place at the sites.

All centres will be open between 10am and 5pm on the day, except Ilkley which is open from 9.30pm to 4.30pm.

The event in Ilkley will also feature new town cryer Isabel Hogan.

Rachel Oxborough, Visitor Information Centre manager at all four branches, says the county has been given even more of a boost by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France earlier this month.

She said: "It's one of those events where people can celebrate all things Yorkshire.

"People have quite a strong identity to Yorkshire. They are very proud to come from here.

"People who come from overseas who have family connections to Yorkshire look to take something with the Yorkshire rose on it.

"The Tour de France has really raised the profile of Yorkshire. A lot more people know where it is now.

"Lots of people come from all over the country. We have a lot of visitors from Japan and the USA coming for the Bronte connections.

"Yorkshire Day has been going for about 30 or 40 years, it's one of those things that keeps building each year."

Meanwhile, Jacobs, Kent Street in Bradford will kickstart the Yorkshire Day celebrations on Friday with an eight-day Yorkshire beer festival.

A total of 25 real ales from the county will be available, priced £2.50 per pint.

A Yorkshire Day dinner will be held at Napoleons Casino and Restaurant, Bolton Road, Bradford on Friday, raising funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. For tickets, priced £25 each, call 01274 391820.

A fundraising Yorkshire Day dinner dance will be held at the Dubrovnik Hotel in Bradford from 7pm. All proceeds from the event will go to the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal.

A business networking event at Forsters Bistro and Deli in City Park, Bradford will mark the big day from 6.30pm.

In Ilkley, the Bandstand on The Grove will mark the opening of the Ilkley Summer Festival followed by the Yorkshire Day Declaration. The events will follow a guided walk by the Friends of Ilkley Moor, starting at the Cow and Calf, Hangingstone Road at 10am.

Keighley will mark the day with activities at Central Hall, Alice Street, from 12.30pm to 3pm, including a bouncy castle and an arts and crafts corner, in which people can make paper roses to spell out the word Yorkshire.

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7:20am Wed 30 Jul 14

Albion. says...

Will Dave be flying the flag?
Will Dave be flying the flag? Albion.
  • Score: 15

8:26am Wed 30 Jul 14

Banni2 says...

Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Better still, will City Hall be open?
I think not.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Better still, will City Hall be open? I think not. Banni2
  • Score: 3

8:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime? Farsley Bantam
  • Score: -10

9:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

collos25 says...

What a waste of time and energy pity the participants have nothing better to do.
What a waste of time and energy pity the participants have nothing better to do. collos25
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

gouldengirl says...

Not a word from Visit Bradford or its leader Councillor Hinchcliffe whose remit includes tourism and culture. Along with her Tour de France and Buck Lane failures this shows that she hasn't the slightest interest in her portfolio. It's about time she was replaced by somebody who is competent and cares about Bradford.
Not a word from Visit Bradford or its leader Councillor Hinchcliffe whose remit includes tourism and culture. Along with her Tour de France and Buck Lane failures this shows that she hasn't the slightest interest in her portfolio. It's about time she was replaced by somebody who is competent and cares about Bradford. gouldengirl
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

collos25 wrote:
What a waste of time and energy pity the participants have nothing better to do.
Why is it a waste of time?
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: What a waste of time and energy pity the participants have nothing better to do.[/p][/quote]Why is it a waste of time? Bone_idle18
  • Score: 0

12:30pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 13

1:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
I don't think they should fly that flag either but not for the reasons you mention.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]I don't think they should fly that flag either but not for the reasons you mention. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: -6

1:29pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Hamas are an oganisation recognised as terroist by the US, the EU, and many other countries.

Even Egypt have even closed off their borders with them but no one ever mentions that.

I feel sorry for the civilians who are used to protect Hamas by Hamas, and the children who have known nothing but war since Hamas took power.
Hamas are an oganisation recognised as terroist by the US, the EU, and many other countries. Even Egypt have even closed off their borders with them but no one ever mentions that. I feel sorry for the civilians who are used to protect Hamas by Hamas, and the children who have known nothing but war since Hamas took power. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -5

3:36pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists? Bone_idle18
  • Score: -3

3:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
Those deaths don't count. They are either the wrong type of Muslim or non Muslims.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists?[/p][/quote]Those deaths don't count. They are either the wrong type of Muslim or non Muslims. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: -1

4:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children.

Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists?[/p][/quote]Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children. Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 4

5:12pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children.

Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?
Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable.

Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists?[/p][/quote]Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children. Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?[/p][/quote]Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable. Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children.

Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?
Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable.

Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned.
No, I didn't ignore the other groups you mentioned. And are they democratic like Israel?

Do democracies engage in mass killings of civilians?

BTW, about an hour ago Nazi Israel bombed a market place killing 15 Palestinians.

Where's the international outrage over the wanton destruction of Gaza and it's inhabitants?
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists?[/p][/quote]Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children. Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?[/p][/quote]Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable. Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned.[/p][/quote]No, I didn't ignore the other groups you mentioned. And are they democratic like Israel? Do democracies engage in mass killings of civilians? BTW, about an hour ago Nazi Israel bombed a market place killing 15 Palestinians. Where's the international outrage over the wanton destruction of Gaza and it's inhabitants? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 4

6:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

basil fawlty says...

A Yorkshire flag on City Hall would be reet good. And well done to Jacobs Alehouse for getting into the spirit of things.
A Yorkshire flag on City Hall would be reet good. And well done to Jacobs Alehouse for getting into the spirit of things. basil fawlty
  • Score: 6

9:17pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Will Dave be flying the flag?
Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?
Vile Israeli terrorists ?
Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza!


but still you only see one side as terrorists?
Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children.

Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?
Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable.

Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned.
No, I didn't ignore the other groups you mentioned. And are they democratic like Israel?

Do democracies engage in mass killings of civilians?

BTW, about an hour ago Nazi Israel bombed a market place killing 15 Palestinians.

Where's the international outrage over the wanton destruction of Gaza and it's inhabitants?
Oh, so it's OK for an unelected group to kill then?

There's no right or wrong when it comes to killing, but you seem to be less bothered about the many times more casualties in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria etc.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Will Dave be flying the flag?[/p][/quote]Not on Friday. The flag pole is booked up until next week. ISIS tomorrow, Al-Qaeda Thursday, Taliban Friday, Boko Haram Saturday, Al Shabab Sunday then hopefully the Yorkshire flag on Monday. Unless Dave can think of any more Terrorist Organisations he wishes to support in the meantime?[/p][/quote]Vile Israeli terrorists ?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should count up the number of innocent men, women and children killed by the organisation mentioned by Farsley Bantam and compare than to the (still despicable) number killed in Gaza! but still you only see one side as terrorists?[/p][/quote]Nazi Israel bombed another UN-run school today with 19 Palestinians killed, many of them children. Do you condemn the murderous Zionist scum for another war crime of theirs?[/p][/quote]Did you read my post? I think I described Israel's actions as despicable. Even so, you avoid the comparisons to worse atrocities my the other groups mentioned.[/p][/quote]No, I didn't ignore the other groups you mentioned. And are they democratic like Israel? Do democracies engage in mass killings of civilians? BTW, about an hour ago Nazi Israel bombed a market place killing 15 Palestinians. Where's the international outrage over the wanton destruction of Gaza and it's inhabitants?[/p][/quote]Oh, so it's OK for an unelected group to kill then? There's no right or wrong when it comes to killing, but you seem to be less bothered about the many times more casualties in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria etc. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 1

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