Society supporter, Joe Dunn in Perth, Australia, writes:

I am a Yorkshire born Australian who emigrated from my village of Rothwell, Nr Leeds, in the late sixties with three young boys.

It took me 20 years to settle, but I did what I thought was best for my family. That said, I loved my roots so much, I returned ( home ) more than 40 times in the 54 years I have been living in Australia – so, in my case at least, it’s true to say, you can take the boy out of Yorkshire but you can’t take Yorkshire out of the boy.

My connection to my birthplace is in my blood and I have proudly participated in the Yorkshire Day parade on several occasions. Now, I want to connect with other ex-Yorkshire folk in Australia to organise a group trip to the UK in 2024, to take part in the Yorkshire Day celebrations in York so we can all share the amazing experience.

If any Yorkshire folk could assist me make the trip more affordable by inviting members of our group into their homes to stay, it would be much appreciated.

York is one of the best destinations on offer for visitors to the UK, so I am hoping I get a good response from all those interested, Australia wide. My wife, Diane, and I realize there is a lot of work to do. Anyone wanting to join us on the trip or assist with help or suggestions are welcome to email me,

My wish is for YORKSHIRE DAY to be as popular as St Patrick’s day worldwide and would like to thank The Yorkshire Society for their efforts promoting Yorkshire and Yorkshire Day.

Joe Lunn,

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