There was a double celebration on the River Ouse in York as the city commemorated its 800th anniversary and welcomed the Paralympic torch
The flame, carried in a miner's lamp by canoeists, led a flotilla of 200 boats through the city. The 'York 800' event was cancelled due to high river levels earlier this year. Thousands of people lined the Ouse to see the traditional vessels, and some that were a little more unusual.
The Paralympic flame continues its journey through Yorkshire and will be on display at the John Charles Centre for Sport this afternoon.
The Paralympic flame arrives in Yorkshire today