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Yorkshire Day 2019 Civic Celebration Whitby

  • Thursday 1st August, 2019 11:00am to 11:00pm

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  • Thursday 1st August, 2019 11:00am to 11:00pm

Tel: 01947 820227



Whitby Town Council
Whitby Museum
Pannett Park
YO21 1RE

Whitby, the jewel of the Yorkshire Coast, famous for its Abbey, 199 Steps, Captain Cook, delicious seafood, Dracula and Whitby Jet is to be the setting for the Annual Yorkshire Day Celebrations on Thursday 1st August 2019.

The Yorkshire Day Civic Procession has taken place every year from 1985. The event is hosted by a different Council each year. Whitby Town Council is greatly privileged to be chosen by the Yorkshire Society to host this prestigious celebration of our beautiful Town. Mayors from the three Ridings of Yorkshire will be processing through the town to celebrate the wonders of everything Yorkshire.
The procession is a most colourful spectacle with Lord Mayors, Mayors, Chairmen of Councils and Town Mayors all in their ceremonial robes, Mace Bearers, local and national dignitaries and members of the Yorkshire Society taking part.

We hope lots of locals will line the route of the procession, enthusiastically waving Yorkshire flags to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Yorkshire Day 2019 Itinerary

11.00am Yorkshire Day Celebrations Begin
The Borough Town Crier reads Yorkshire Declaration (DOCK END)

12.15pm Mayors Procession from THE FLEECE, CHURCH STREET

13.00-16.00pm ‘Give It Some Welly’ Yorkshire Cancer Research WHITBY ABBEY

19.00-22.30pm Live Music in YORKSHIRE DAY MARQUEE (DOCK END)
Entry is FREE and there will be a Licensed Bar

22.30pm Laser Light Show from The HMS Bark Endeavour (PORT SIDE)

*All timings are approximate and subject to change
Not to be missed:

•Jelly Roll Jazz Band will be part of 12.15pm procession. Then they’ll be performing at:
15.30 DOCK END

•Whitby Seaside Community Marching Band will be part of 12.15pm procession. They will also be marching later, see them on BAXTERGATE and THE MARKET PLACE

•Free Face Painting throughout the day at BANDSTAND / DOCK END


•Live music all day at the BANDSTAND & evening in YORKSHIRE DAY MARQUEE
Including performances by:
• Yorkshire Harpist - Fiona Katie Roberts,
• Ryedale’s own - David Swann
• East Yorkshire Singer - Guitarist Carrie Martin.
• Singer & Songwriter - Richard Grainger
• multi-instrumentalist - Chris Parkinson
• Yorkshire Delta - Bluesman Roger Sutcliffe.
Local singers Alan Rose & Lynda Hardcastle, Beth Burrows, Men Of Staithes, Paul Lucas & Alan Young, Pen & Stu, Graham Brotton, Campbell Taylor, Chris Milner & local favourites Friends Of The Family.

Lots of other activities are taking place throughout the day... please like our Facebook ‘Yorkshire Day 2019’ event page to keep up to date

For more information or interviews please contact:

Pam Dobson, Town Clerk, Whitby Town Council
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Geoff Walsh, The Yorkshire Society
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