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Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration

August 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


THE OFFICIAL YORKSHIRE DAY CIVIC CELEBRATION is a spectacular and unique event that only an invited guest list including members of The Yorkshire Society can attend.

Find out more about this special day and this event that celebrates it HERE.


The centerpiece of Yorkshire’s ‘national day’ celebrations will be held in Rotherham in 1st August, 2023, and hosted by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, who will invite Mayors, Lord Mayors, Civic Leaders and VIPs from across Yorkshire to join members of The Yorkshire Society for this spectacular gathering.

Those attending will enjoy Brunch at Rotherham Town Hall, Parade from the Town Hall to Rotherham Minster for a thanksgiving service followed by transportation on vintage buses to the magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse for a formal Civic Lunch and private tour of the stately home if desired. Special guest speakers and entertainment add finishing touches to what is a unique event for a unique occassion, and it can only happen in Yorkshire.


10.00am              A meet and greet brunch at Rotherham Town Hall.

11.00am              Mayors Parade from Rotherham Town Hall to Rotherham Minster.

11.30am              Thanksgiving service at Rotherham Minster and formal hand-over of the official Yorkshire Flag.

12.30pm              Depart on vintage buses to Wentworth Woodhouse – one of the grandest stately homes in the country.

1.15pm                Arrival at Wentworth Woodhouse for a three course dinner and guided tours of the stately home.

4.00pm                Civic Reception ends.

The magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse stately home is the venue for the civic lunch


W e l c o m e D r i n k s

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C a n a p é s

R o a s t  B e e f  Y o r k s h i r e  P u d d i n g  W r a p

H o r s e r a d i s h  c r è m e f r a î c h e  &  H e n d e r s o n ’ s  s y r u p

S h a l l o t  &  O n i o n  S e e d  S c o n e  ( V )

Y o r k s h i r e  f e t t l e  c r e a m  &  r e d  o n i o n  j a m

S m o k e d  H a d d o c k  &  S p r i n g  O n i o n  F i s h c a k e  ( G F )

W i t h  c u r r i e d  a i o l i

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M a i n  C o u r s e

B r a i s e d  S h i n  o f  B e e f  &  C r e a m e d  P o t a t o e s  ( G F )

W i t h  h o n e y  b a k e d  c a r r o t s,  b u t t e r e d  c u r l y k a l e

&  H e n d e r s o n ’ s  g r a v y

B r a i s e d  W h o l e  B e e t r o o t  &  M a s h e d  P o t a t o e s  ( V | G F )

W i t h  h o n e y  b a k e d  c a r r o t s,  c u r l y k a l e  &  H e n d e r s o n ’ s  g r a v y

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D e s s e r t

Y o r k s h i r e  C u r d  T a r t  ( V )

G i n g e r  i c e c r e a m  &  r h u b a r b  c o m p o t e .

( V )  V e g e t a r i a n  |  ( G F )  G l u t e n  F r e e


Only members of The Yorkshire Society can attend this event with dignitaries and VIPs. The cost is £55 per personThe deadline for bookings and payment of tickets by members is 7th July 2023.  To book tickets please write directly to contact@theyorkshiresociety.org  You will then be issues with an appropriate invoice and will receive further information in due course.

If you ARE NOT a member and would like to attend this event, we have created a limited number of special tickets – please visit eventbrite for further information.


Parking will be provided at The Town Hall free of charge. After the civic lunch, guests will be transported back to the Town Hall and thir cars. Guests are welcome to use Trains and Buses to come to the event and the Train and Bus stations are close by.


Last year’s event in Keighley, the first since 2019 due to the pandemic, was a huge success and you can read a report HERE. There is also a wonderful video of the event HERE.


August 1, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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