Yorkshire Day at Shroggs Park event

In case you missed it, last Sunday 1st of August was Yorkshire Day when our very own Natalie Ratner made a grand event at Shroggs park possible!

The Day celebrations were not the only reason for this event. There are efforts to restore and reuse the Shroggs Park Pavilion, which there is every hope it can become a feature for more such community events.


(taken from the Shroggs Pavilion Facebook page)

We had a fantastic time [yesterday] celebrating Yorkshire Day with every generation of the community at Shroggs Park! A huge thank you to everyone who came along.

We enjoyed welly wanging, a brilliant history talk by David Glover, a variety of sports with Tanny from Calderdale Youth Service, hunting for Yorkshire phrases around the park and arts and crafts including flag making, badge making and pebble painting.

This was truly a community effort and really highlighted what’s possible when we come together. Community events like this can become a regular feature if the Pavilion was in use to host them.
Visit them on Facebook to read special thanks, see more pictures and find out the winners of competitions!
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Celebrate Yorkshire Day 1st of August with us at Shroggs Park!

Ey up!

This Sunday, August the 1st, we will be celebrating Yorkshire Day at Shroggs Park. Join us near the Pavilion for a free community event, starting at 1pm until 3pm.

Shroggs Yorkshire Day (PDF)

Join us for a picnic (bring your own!) and enjoy a variety of fun activities for all ages we have planned for you, including welly wanging, arts and crafts, a history talk and much more!

No Yorkshire Day event would be complete without a Yorkshire Pudding competition!

There will be opportunities to win prizes on the day including the chance to be crowned the Best Yorkshire Pudding Maker in Halifax! Just bring along your best homemade Yorkies to be in with a chance of winning a special prize!

We hope you will come over and say ‘ow do!

This event has been organised by members of the community so if you have an idea or would like to help out on the day, then please let us know. There is also space for community and other organisations to promote the work they are doing locally so please get in touch if you’d like to be there on the day.

Si thi there!


For more information or to suggest an activity, please contact Natalie

Yorkshire Day at The Piece Hall – One Year On

Celebrate one year since The Piece Hall reopened this Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, 12:00pm-6:00pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations.

There will be bunting and long communal tables with a selection of party pop up food and drink traders offering tea, cakes, toasties and bubbles.

Live music from the world-famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band and the vintage swing band Jump Jive and Wail.

10:30am–3:00pm, £3 (drop-in)
Join fun family activities in the courtyard including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.

Piece Hall to re-open its doors on Yorkshire Day

Piece HallThe Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.

At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day of trading at The Piece Hall on 1 January 1779… read more…

Independent businesses from the food and drink, retail and leisure sectors, keen to be part of the Grade I listed building’s renaissance are now being encouraged to step forward – a final call to join an exciting list of tenants already signed up for the start of this exciting new chapter.

Prospective traders interested in finding out more should contact the commercial team on lettings@thepiecehall.co.uk / 01422 525200 or visit www.thepiecehall.co.uk/to-let

FREE Fun Sports and Activities at Mixenden Activity Centre

Join West Yorkshire Sport for an afternoon packed with FREE fun Sports and Activity taster sessions including Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft building, Rock climbing, Taekwondo, Rugby union, Rugby league and Mountain biking.

Monday 1 August 2016 – 1pm to 4pm
At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, Halifax HX2 8SH

Although activities are FREE they are being offered on a first come first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Yorkshire Day – nah then, what’s going on?

Yorkshire_Day_BannerHalifax is set to roll out the red carpet on Monday 1 August as the chosen host of the 2016 Yorkshire Day Celebration so be sure to get involved and celebrate all that’s great about the UK’s biggest county with events, activities and fun for all the family.

A parade of 200 civic dignitaries made up of Lord Mayors, Mayors and other Civic Heads from across Yorkshire will be led by a traditional brass band as they parade through the streets of the Town Centre to visit Halifax Minster for a special themed public service before enjoying a Yorkshire Day lunch at The Shay.

Events will kick off at 10am outside Halifax Town Hall which will be flying the Yorkshire flag from dawn to dusk and between 10.30 and 11.30am the Siddal WI is holding a Yorkshire Tea Party at Halifax Central Library with cakes and bakes for sale to raise money for charity.

Local libraries are getting involved with the celebrations by hosting events such as:

  • Face painting for children at the Central Library – 1pm to 3pm,
  • Craft session at Brighouse Library – 2pm until 3pm
  • An afternoon of Yorkshire dialect at Elland Library – from 2pm

If you can’t wait until Monday then you may want to go along to Bankfield Museum on Saturday 30 July to hear a talk on The Costumes of Yorkshire, based on a book published in 1814 about the clothing of working people.

Elsewhere, Eureka continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire whilst Harveys of Halifax will run promotions on Yorkshire merchandise, offer a Yorkshire Menu in the restaurant and will have a Yorkshire Day window display.

There’s plenty more going on which can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com, so be sure to do Yorkshire and Halifax proud by getting out with all the family and celebrating all that’s great about the place we love to live!

Yorkshire Day 2016

Yorkshire Day is the annual celebration of all things Yorkshire held on the 1 August each year. Amongst the celebrations is a Civic gathering of Lord Mayors, Mayors, and other Civic Heads from across the county, convened by the Yorkshire Society, which this year is being held in Halifax.

Why not come along and watch the parade which starts from the Town Hall at 10am.

Find out more at http://www.visitcalderdale.com/blog/yorkshire-day-2016