A look ahead to Yorkshire Day 2011 - 1 August
PUBLISHED: 13:58 29 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:48 20 February 2013
Every year on August 1st the White Rose flag flutters from buildings and in gardens around the county to mark Yorkshire Day. Here are few of the day's planned highlights
Welcome to Yorkshire, the countys tourism authority, announces the winning recipe in the competition to create a Yorkshire sausage that will be forever identified with the county.
Award-winning Yorkshire butcher David Lishman has been working with Welcome to Yorkshire to achieve the Yorkshire sausage.
Samplings of six recipes have been going on at food festivals around the county with the last tasting at the Great Yorkshire Show. The winning recipe will be unveiled at a Yorkshire Day celebration.
The six recipes on trial are: A pork sausage based on a 1930s recipe using traditional spices that were available in this region at the time.
A pork sausage with a very simple seasoning based on what would have traditionally been made in the farm houses throughout the region following the slaughter in the autumn of the householders pig.
A pork sausage with more complex spicing. A1920s recipe for a pork sausage in a thin skin with the addition of tomato along with herbs and spices.
A traditional beef sausage with slightly more spicy seasonings.
A meatier pork and beef sausage using bread. This is an old fashioned ingredient that is making a return to the butchers store cupboard (rather than wheat rusk, which is mostly used now). Bread or rusk is important to make the sausage slightly less dense.
Voting has been closed and the traditional farmhouse recipe is the favourite as we go to press. There are only a few votes in it though, so it may all change after the next round of tastings.
Celebrate in Saddleworth
The Saddleworth Yorkshire Day Group along with the Saddleworth White Rose Society, mark their allegiance to Yorkshire on the Sunday nearest August 1st each year. Proceedings begin in Uppermill at 11.00am on July 31st beside the Ammon Wrigley statue next to the museum where a garland of white roses placed on the statue and a local brass band plays.
There are various speeches by local dignitaries and the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity by Gilbert Symes. Crowds line the streets as a brass band leads a parade along the High Street to the King George V playing field (otherwise known as Black Meadow).
At the park there will be a host of activities going on throughout the afternoon including a duck race, clowns, a bouncy castle, several live demonstrations as well as many food and craft stalls (selling local produce) to name but a few. The brass bands will be playing up to 3.00pm.
Taste of the county
Join the team at Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, to enjoy and celebrate everything that is Yorkshire from chef demonstrations showcasing local produce to talented artisan producers and plenty of activities including archery, birds of prey display and many more, guaranteeing a fun day for all the family. Please come along from 12 noon and help us support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Contact 01977 620444 or visit wentbridgehouse.co.uk
A great day out
Yorkshire Day is celebrated over the weekend of July 30th-31st in Haworth, West Yorkshire, organised by the Haworth Village Society, with street stalls, childrens rides and a tractor run along Main Street. Money raised will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
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