Calling all Tykes and Yorkshire lovers
Yorkshire Day is 1 August and to celebrate we are holding the following events:
Enjoy a cuppa with the Mayor at Huddersfield Library – 1 August
Huddersfield Library will be hosting their annual Yorkshire Day Tea Party Celebration on Tuesday 1 August 2017, from 11am to 2pm and everyone is welcome.
We have the Town Crier will start the event at 11am, and then visitors can practice their Yorkshire Dialect with Alan and Carol Walker who will be keeping everyone entertained with some traditional poetry.
There will also be a Yorkshire themed quiz with prizes.
Why not pop by for a free cuppa and a slice of cake.
Enjoy traditional music and activities at Oakwell Hall – 6 August
With demonstrations of circus skills and gymnastics, a falconry display and a performance by the Kirkburton Rapier Dancers. A well as Musical entertainment from the Yorkshire Traction Honley Brass Band, the Nonsuch Dulcimers, the Leeds Waits and the Oakenshaw Community Choir – you can really celebrate being in Yorkshire at Oakwell Hall.
Activities take place from 11am until 4pm and the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Christine Iredale, will officially welcome Tykes and adopted Tykes at 2.15pm.
Whilst you are there you can visit our ‘museum in a tent’ and check out the displays by Colne Valley Museum and the English Civil War Society whilst you are there.
A special treat comes in the shape of a fire engine visiting from Cleckheaton Red Watch at around 2.30pm.
Completing the entertainment will be a face painter, giant games and donkey rides.
And if all that makes you a bit peckish there will also be a range of craft and food stalls and a beer tent.
Watch out for the giant Yorkshire Rose too, a piece of land art created by the Friends of Oakwell Hall.
Admission to the event is £2.50 for adults and £1 for children. Parking is free.
For further information, telephone 09124 324761.