Yorkshire Day

Bolton AbbeyHappy Yorkshire Day everyone!

August 1st is Yorkshire Day, a day when we celebrate what a fantastic county we live in. It was actually started back in 1975 as a protest against the local government reorganisation when the county boundaries were changed, the ancient three ridings of Yorkshire disappeared and whole chunks of land taken out of Yorkshire. Yorkshire people are well known for being fiercely proud of Yorkshire, well it is the best place in the whole wide world…though we are slightly biased!!!


It’s locally known as Gods Own County, my OH always laughs as he is Australian, so he says he was born in Gods Own Country and now lives in Gods Own County. We have stunning countryside (I think more than a few people were surprised when we hosted the Tour de France!), great cities, beautiful coastline, amazing historical places…and some great fabric shops too ๐Ÿ™‚

Long Distance Walks

My stitch sampler is going to be a bit of a journal as well, so I’ve just embroidered Yorkshire Day as I start the second page of buttonhole stitch. I’ve chosen another of the DMC coloris range, 4506 as I thought the greens and blues with touches of yellow were pretty apt for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Day

So if anyone still isn’t sure how great Yorkshire is, do have a look at the Welcome to Yorkshire video on Youtube, the scenery is just amazing ๐Ÿ™‚




About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Yorkshire Day

  1. katechiconi says:

    Aye, tis a reet bonny place, sithee. Sorry, couldn’t resist… Yorkshire folk have some of the best sayings โ€“ one of my oldest friends lives in Hebden Bridge, and her favourite exclamation of surprise is “Ah’ll go t’foot of our stairs!”. Happy Yorkshire Day!

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  2. I know how great it is, and hopefully will get to visit again in the not-too-distant future ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Debbie says:

    I adore Yorkshire – my father is a Yorkshireman and I have many happy memories of holidays spent there ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Happy Yorkshire Day! It looks an absolutely wonderful place to live!

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    I’m off to watch the video, happy Yorkshire Day!!

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  6. I would be so happy to visit Yorkshire. Someday, maybe!

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  7. Crazyqstitcher says:

    I’m sure you enjoyed Yorkshire Day. Thanks for sharing the wonderful videos of the country. Stunning views everywhere.

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  8. KerryCan says:

    Reading your blog, and several others from Yorkshire, have made me put this wonderful place high on my list of places to visit!

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  9. nanacathy2 says:

    What can I say but tha’s not wrong lass!


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