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Yorkshire Building Society supports Yorkshire Day in Scarborough
Yorkshire Building Society’s Scarborough branch on Westborough will
be joining Scarborough Borough Council for the
traditional Yorkshire Day celebrations on Wednesday
1 August by handing out beautiful white roses, the traditional
symbol of God’s own county.
Yorkshire Building Society staff will be
joining the team at Scarborough Borough Council to mark the annual
event, when a parade and civic reception will see more than 150
Mayors, civic leaders and members of The Yorkshire Society from
across the county come together to join a celebration of all that
is great about Yorkshire.
Attendees of the parade and civic reception
will be wearing white rose buttonholes, also provided by the
Yorkshire Building Society as part of its support for the
The event will kick-off the week-long ‘A
Festival of Yorkshire, Scarborough’ organised by the council with
support from Welcome to Yorkshire, which will see a variety of
activities including art exhibitions, musical events and even flat
cap frisbee golf at Scarborough Castle.
Yorkshire Day has been marked on 1 August
every year for over 35 years and Yorkshire Building Society is keen
to celebrate its regional roots. The event is timed to
coincide with the Battle of Minden and also the emancipation of
slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which Yorkshire MP
William Wilberforce campaigned.
Maxine Hartley, manager at the branch on Westborough commented:
“Yorkshire Day is a great opportunity for us to share our heritage
with customers and visitors to Scarborough and promote our great
Yorkshire values. As an independent mutual we hold the
honesty and reliability Yorkshire is famed for in high regard and
we’re looking forward to marking the event and celebrating the
history of our great county!”
For more information about A Festival of Yorkshire, go to