1 August 2016

Celebrate!

Flat caps thrown up in the air
Whippets running everywhere
Knotted hanky on my bonce
Draws wild laughter in response
Yorkshire puddings on our plates
Black Sheep ale stacked in crates
Brass band players on the green
Children running in between.
North Riding, East Riding, West Riding too
Our celebrations are overdue
August the first is Yorkshire Day!
So wave the flag and shout HOORAY!

33 comments:

  1. It sounds like a lot of fun to me...and it's the horses' birthday, too!

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    1. You've lost me GRL (Gipsy Rose Lee), what horses?

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    2. August 1st marks the standardised birthday for horses across the southern hemisphere.

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  2. Happy Yorkshire Day! I wish I was in Yorkshire right about now.

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    1. We don't like Londoners entering our kingdom. You'll have to learn "On Ilkley Moor Bah'Tat" by heart to get in... Now back to the sorting Steve.

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  3. I don't remember a Yorkshire Day when I lived in Yorkshire.

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    1. It began in Beverley in 1975 and has gathered momentum since then.

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  4. Like the poem YP.
    Don't have a flat cap, so is it one of those days when we'd need our passports to get in? Do you ever get renegades who run around shouting "Lancashire Forever"? Are they deported?

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    1. Of course we get many Lancastrians trying to get into Yorkshire. We simply gather them up into a flock and a shepherd's lad with his sheepdog Scargill leads them back over the hills. Poor devils! It must be awful living over there.

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  5. Love the poem! Happy Yorkshire day! There's a flat cap (Johnny cap?) around here somewhere that I shall go find in honor of your celebration.

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    1. A "johnny cap" sounds like some kind of contraceptive so you are welcome to use it during the celebrations Jen.

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  6. Happy Yorkshire day! Have fun!

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    1. Hic! Jus backfrom hic the pub as pished as a Wall Street banker...

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  7. Ah yes, I thought of you this morning when they mentioned Yorkshire Day on t'radio. :)

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    1. I guess it was the headline news story over in Wales.

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    2. In your dreams! :)

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  8. Happy Yorkshire Day to you, YP!
    My was a truly happy Yorkshire Day - spent with my favourite Aunt and Uncle from Sheffield who came up to Ripon to see me and my sister. They took us to visit Richmond Castle, Leyburn, Aysgarth Falls and Middleham before we arrived back in Ripon for a delicious meal at the Royal Oak.
    More of the similar tomorrow, before they have to head back home.

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    1. Of course that should read "Mine was a truly happy...", not "My".

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    2. Sounds like a perfect day. I hope you were wearing a white rose.

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  9. Have a great day! I will tell my wife about this day since she's from Yorkshire.

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    1. Next year you will have to buy The Micro Manager a bunch of white roses on August 1st.

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  10. Happy YD YP..lovely poem.

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    1. It's nice to write a light and happy poem - no hidden meanings.

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  11. Happy Yorkshire Day Y P. Great poem.

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  12. I am surprised. There you sit, one post saying America is great, the next supporting the EEC and now over the moon about Yorkshire. It is not Northumberland or Argyle, it is just big. I was born on the fringes of it and please take this as a minor criticism it was crap when I moved back. My son is there now and slowly getting to grips with wet plate photography whilst ripping students off as a clerk in a letting agency to pay for all the hassle of chemicals. There is a vibrant arts community but it was better with a vibrant industry.

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    1. You are right Adrian, I am a crazy mixed up guy. I am well aware that Derbyshire folk are almost as envious of our county as Lancastrians. Your son obviously has very good taste when it comes to choosing a place to live.

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  13. 'By the Grace of God'. A strange belief for an atheist.

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    1. You got me you scouse... (WORD REMOVED BY BLOGGER MODERATOR)

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  14. I ignored you last comment in response to Adrian's.

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    1. Good as it could have caused a sharp rise in your blood pressure.

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  15. As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short. A belated Happy Yorkshire Day to thee and thine. Come look at my current post, please! Adrian left a comment and in my reply to him I asked for your two cents' worth....

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    1. I will be over to see your latest offering shortly.

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