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3 things to do on Yorkshire Day 2017

PUBLISHED: 15:06 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:53 31 July 2017

Join in the fun of Yorkshire Day at Wentbridge House Hotel, near Pontefract

Join in the fun of Yorkshire Day at Wentbridge House Hotel, near Pontefract

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We celebrate our great county every month but here are a couple of special events you might like to note for Yorkshire Day on August 1st.

The Piece Hall in Halifax re-opens its gates to the public on Tuesday, August 1st 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 January 1st, 1779.

The opening will mark the handover of the management of the building from the council to The Piece Hall Trust and will be a celebration of the restoration and transformation of the Grade I listed building. Leader of Calderdale Council, Councillor Tim Swift said: ‘There can’t be a more fitting date for the re-opening of The Piece Hall than Yorkshire Day, when we celebrate all that is great about our county.

‘The transformation programme was about restoring and preserving The Piece Hall for future generations, but also about adapting an 18th century trading hall into a world class venue for the 21st century, which will attract visitors from the UK and beyond.’ There are more details at thepiecehall.co.uk

Meanwhile Pontefract Market is proud to announce its fifth annual Yorkshire Day Market. The market will be held as part of a full day of celebrations and fun activities in Pontefract town centre.

Call in too at Pontefract Castle to learn all about Yorkshire soldiers through the ages and how they fought in battle. Try your hand at archery to see if you can become the next Robin Hood. Join in with some fun activities and games for the whole family.

Yorkshire’s white rose will be flying high at the castle throughout the day. Go to pontefractcastle.co.uk

Not far away at Wentbridge House Hotel a charity family fun day will be in full swing to mark Yorkshire Day. The event begins at 12 noon and goes on until 6pm. There is a chance to meet cricketing legend Sir Geoff Boycott; catch up with Yorkshire vet Julian Norton who will be signing copies of his latest book; raise a glass to Yorkshire Day with a fine beer, Champagne, or cocktail; indulge in some proper fish and chips or try the hog roast; watch a bird of prey display and so much more.

Don’t forget to book in advance for lunch or afternoon tea at the hotel. Find out more at wentbridgehouse.co.uk

How will you be spending Yorkshire Day? Send us a tweet at @Yorkshire_Life

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