The organisation that promotes tourism in Yorkshire has released a newly recorded version of the region's famous anthem Ilkley Moor Baht 'At to raise money for charity.
The musical celebration, commissioned by Welcome to Yorkshire, features a rap by Brian Blessed as well as performances from Lesley Garrett, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, X Factor singer and Yorkshire Regiment soldier Jonjo Kerr and singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin.
The Mayor of Skipton has spoken of his pride at hosting a parade of civic dignitaries from right across the region. Councillor John Kerwin-Davey was joined by 260 of his counterparts from other towns and cities to parade through the town and celebrate everything that makes Yorkshire great.
Officials at the Department for Communities and Local Government in London have now corrected the upside-down Yorkshire flag which has been outside their building for several hours in honour of Yorkshire Day. Displaying the emblem the wrong way up can be seen as a sign of distress.
In a statement the staff at the Government office were keen to point out that the flag had been placed on the pole incorrectly by accident and there was no cause for alarm:
Clearly a Lancastrian official got hold of the flag this morning. Normal service has been resumed, and the Yorkshire Flag is now flying proudly alongside the United Kingdom’s Union flag.
– Spokesperson, Department for Communities and Local Government
Officials at the Department for Communities and Local Government have bungled their attempt at honouring Yorkshire Day by flying the area's famous white rose flag upside down, traditionally a signal of distress. The flag was hoisted earlier to mark Yorkshire Day.
The Yorkshire Ridings Society explains on its website that the heraldic rose of Yorkshire can be used either way up, but the traditional way of flying the flag is with one white petal to the top, rather than two.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles earlier released a statement about the flying of the flag and the day's celebrations saying "It gives me immense pleasure to see the flag of the county of my birth, Yorkshire, raised to celebrate Yorkshire Day."