As anyone hailing from ‘God’s own county’ will (or should!) know, is that August the 1st is also known as Yorkshire Day.
So in celebration of all things Yorkshire, today’s blog post rounds up all the best, weird and downright great things that hail from Yorkshire.
Welly Wanging Competitions
A great tradition that is thought to originate from Yorkshire.
Basically what you have to do is hurl a wellington boot as far as possible within the boundary lines.
Flat Cap Frisbee
Being held at Scarborough Castle on Yorkshire Day this year, this sees the old flat cap being thrown, frisbee style, and is suitable for young and old.
The object being to fling it from tee to flag, to see who can throw it in the least amount of throws.
As well as the Yorkshire games, you can’t beat the food:
-Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings
- Yorkshire salad. It’s only recently I have discovered this great dish, and can’t believe I have never heard of it before. Sunday dinner wouldn’t be the same without it now.
Stick it on yer Yorkshire’s – basically a vinegar type dressing, with chopped spring onions and cucumber. Yum.
- Yummy cake traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night.
Preferably in a great big mug, nice and strong. Not in any china nonsense, here.
Many a great TV programme has come from round these parts as well.
Last of the Summer Wine
With Compo, and all his cronies racing around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
set in the idyllic setting of Goathland near Whitby
Whitby also being a famous Yorkshire seaside town, and home to Dracula.
Any other Yorkshire stories/traditions/your favourite Yorkshire food I have missed, I’d love to hear them.
It’s got to be said, it’s always great to visit other places and explore, but Yorkshire’s where the heart will always be. :-)