Doncaster flies the flag for proud Yorkshire folk

The Yorkshire Day Parade pictured making its way back to Doncaster Minster. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 01-08-15 Yorkshire MC 12
The Yorkshire Day Parade pictured making its way back to Doncaster Minster. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 01-08-15 Yorkshire MC 12
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Residents from across the region were bursting with Yorkshire pride as they united to celebrate God’s Own Country.

Doncaster flew the flag for Yorkshire Day on Saturday – after being chosen to host a celebration event on behalf of the county.

Rhys Thomson, six, of Woodlands, has fun in the Cave at Lakeside Village. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Yorkshire Day MC 6

Rhys Thomson, six, of Woodlands, has fun in the Cave at Lakeside Village. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Yorkshire Day MC 6

From parades and war re-enactments to afternoon tea and TV memorabilia, there was something for everyone at the jam-packed event.

It was the first time the town had been selected to host the official celebration since 1994 and the organisers really went to town.

Jackie Harding, aged 39, and her sons Ethan, aged seven and Alex, aged nine, of Scawsby were amongst those enjoying the performance by the 51st re-enactors who posed as the Light Bobs of the Napoleonic War era in honour of the Battle of Waterloo.

Speaking at the event at Doncaster Museum, Jackie said: “It’s been a really good day and the kids have loved it, I think it’s a good opportunity for them to learn about the history of Doncaster and celebrate Yorkshire.”

Other star attractions on the day included the rickshaw and Arkwright’s shop sign from the popular TV show Still Open All Hours, starring David Jason and filmed in Doncaster.