Fly the flag to mark historic boundary

The white rose flag of Yorkshire
The white rose flag of Yorkshire

Do you live on or near to the historic county bounday between Lancashire and Yorkshire?

Not the the local government boundary created by the administrative chages of 1974, but the historic county boundary which had existed for hundreds of years before that and which, the Government has conceded, still exists today.

If you do, and you want to help celebrate Yorkshire Day on Thursday August 1st, then the Yorkshire Ridings Society wants to hear from you.

This year it has launched a project called “A Ring of Roses” to encourage people in places on or near the historic Yorkshire-Lancashire border to fly a Yorkshire white rose flag on Yorkshire Day.

Such places in the Ribble Valley would include Gisburn, Waddington, Slaidburn, Dunsop Bridge, Bolton-by-Bowland, Sawley and others. The Society will provide a free flag to those wishing to participate.

Roger Sewell, chairman of the Yorkshire Ridings Society, said: “All we need is an email – to – giving us the address we should send the flag to.”

So if you still have an affinity for Yorkshire, fly the flag on August 1st.