Tuesday 1st August saw a wonderful Yorkshire Day in Rotherham where the Society’s official Civic Celebration took place.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council were chosen to host in 2021 but this was postponed because of the covid pandemic. Despite the dull weather it was worth the wait as the Town Hall, Minster and Wentworth Woodhouse featured in all the traditional elements of this special occassion  Рnow a highlight of the Yorkshire calendar.

After the incessant rain of July, which threatened to continue into August, we were blessed with a dry and mild day – perfect conditions for the parade through Rotherham town centre. Vintage buses from the South Yorkshire Transport Museum took everyone from the Minster to Wentworth Woodhouse, and there was continual supply of youthful entertainment courtesy of the Rotherham Children’s Capital of Culture team – In 2025, Rotherham will become the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture.

Out thanks go to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for their organisation of the event and we will be presenting the traditional Certificate of Commendation and Appreciation to express our gratitude more formerly.


A small selection of photos are presented below but you can see a full gallery of the photos for our Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration in Rotherham HERE.  Thanks to Sam McQueen for the photos.

A video of the day is being prepared, and a full gallery of images will be on the website soon. In the meantime, here’s a few images to give you an idea of what the day was like.

The Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration in 2024 will be hosted by City of York Council.

The Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration in 2025 will be hosted by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

For more information about our Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration event, please write to: contact@theyorkshiresociety.org

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