THE SPIRIT OF Yorkshire is being felt across the the town with only one day left until Yorkshire Day in Hedon.
These local buildings are ‘flying’ the Yorkshire Flag with pride!
The Yorkshire Flag was designed in the 1960s. However, the flying of the Yorkshire Flag has only been legally permissible since June 2008. Prior to that, you might have faced prosecution for breaking planning permission and ‘advertising’ without permission!
The village of Sproxton near Helmsley was the location of a ‘battle’ to fly the Yorkshire Flag in 2003. Ryedale district council attempted to prosecute a local farmer for flying the unregistered flag without permission. They retreated on the prosecution after dozens of villagers ordered flags and flew them in protest!
The traditional Lancashire flag was never recognised as an official flag. The image of a red rose on a white background had already been registered by the town of Montrose in Scotland! Therefore Lancashire’s official flag is now registered as a red rose on a gold field.