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Celebrate Yorkshire Day – 1st August

August 1, 2022

 

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Here at Cavendish Venues, we are celebrating Yorkshire Day.

What is Yorkshire Day?

It is a yearly celebration on 1 August to promote the historic county of Yorkshire, England. It was celebrated by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975, initially Beverly as “a protest movement against the local government re- organisation of 1974”

Yorkshire is a perfect destination for travellers who wish to immerse themselves in nature, history, and culture. The county is famous for its contrasting, scenic landscapes, from the rolling green hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales to the rugged Yorkshire Moors and the dramatic North Yorkshire coastline.


10 interesting facts about Yorkshire

 

1. Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK at a glorious 2.9 million acres.2. Sheffield FC is the oldest football club in the world. Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest invented the game of football, wrote the rules for the game and founded Sheffield FC in 185. Sheffield is recognised by FIFA and UEFA as the birthplace of club football.

3. Yorkshire has three National Parks – the North York Moors, most of the Yorkshire Dales, and part of the Peak District. They make up nearly a third of the total area of National Parks in the UK!

4. Ripon is Britain’s oldest city. It was granted city status by Alfred the Great in 886.

5. York Minster took 252 years to build and is the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. It contains 128 stunning stained glass windows.

6. Doncaster Racecourse is home to the St Leger, the world’s oldest and longest horse race which was first run in 1776, the course is one mile, six furlongs, and 132 yards in length.

7. Yorkshire has two Unesco World Heritage Sites – Studley Royal in North Yorkshire, and Saltaire Village in West Yorkshire.

8. The Humber Bridge is the longest single span suspension bridge in the UK,second longest in Europe and twelfth longest in the world.

9. Scarborough was Britain’s first seaside resort, established as a holiday destination in 1626.

10. The Bingley Arms pub in Bardsey, Leeds is officially the oldest pub in Britain. It dates back to the Viking era and before England had its first king.

Apart from the Bronte sisters, can you name them? Many famous people originate from Yorkshire, Henry Moore, David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth, Alan Bennett to name a few. Which Doctor is from Yorkshire? How many medals did Yorkshire win in the 2012 Olympics and what position where they on the table? Who was the famous Yorkshire boxer who also appeared in strictly?

How long are York Medieval walls?

For music buffs, can you answer the following:

Where is Joe Cocker From?

Which Famous heavy metal band is from Yorkshire?

Which Yorkshire band sang “tainted Love”?

Which 80’s electric pop band is from Sheffield in Yorkshire

Where was Ed Sheeran born?

 

Well, its Tea at 3 here at Cavendish Venues on Yorkshire day, with Yorkshire Tea which is our signature blend at all our venues and seriously good Yorkshire Parkin.

We all know the most famous food from Yorkshire is the Yorkshire Pudding. Can you answer the below?

What is the main ingredient of a Pontefract Cake?

Where in Yorkshire is the Rhubarb Triangle?

What creamy, crumbly cheese was first made in Yorkshire 1150 by French Cistercian monks. After the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII in 1540?

Rowntree’s of York come up with a traditional sweet which has lasted well over 80 years. first developed in 1939, but production was halted because of the second world war. Over the years, there’ve been countless iterations of the sweet with a slogan that we can never forget. What is the sweet and the slogan?

 

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Quiz Answers

Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

Jodie Whittaker – Dr. Who

12   Medals and position twelfth

Nicola Adams

2 miles

Sheffield

Def Leppard

Soft cell

Human League

Halifax

Liquorice

Wakefield

Wensleydale

Polo Mint “The Mint with the Hole.”

 

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