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The Ring of Roses is Yorkshire Riding Society’s biggest and most exciting Yorkshire Day project yet.

This summer, the Yorkshire Ridings Society asks, “What better way to mark our boundary than by flying Yorkshire flags in all the settlements on or very close to the boundary on Yorkshire Day?” YRS will provide the flags free, but needs someone in every settlement on or very near the boundary to raise the flags on 1st August. Can you help them?

YRS would like the name and address of someone living in each settlement to whom we can send a flag to be flown or displayed in a public place on Yorkshire Day.

It has been suggested that as many flags as possible should be raised at the same time. YRS has a tradition of reading the declaration of Yorkshire Integrity at a ceremony at Mickelgate Bar,York. This year it will be read at 11:38, which represents 1138 years since the Ridings were first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles. This would be an ideal time to raise the flags. If it can’t be done then, do it as near as possible to that time.

It would be really good if we could display pictures, on this website, of all the flags flying.

We’d be very grateful if a photograph could be sent to our email address, below of
the raising of the flag. we’ll then try get them all on the site during the day.

To obtain a flag to fly as part of the Ring of Roses, please email the address to which the flag should be sent to:

Perhaps you could arrange a Yorkshire Day celebration event on the day. It can be anything you like, preferably with a Yorkshire Theme. Please let YRS know if you’re doing something and they will list it on their website.

For more details, and updates, see the Yorkshire Ridings Society website:

YRS would like to see a flag flying in each of the following settlements on or close to the historic county boundary:

Leberston, Osgoby, Scarborough, Burniston, Cloughton, Ravenscar, Robin Hood’s Bay, Hawsker,
Whitby, Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Hinderwell, Staithes, Easington, Loftus, Skinningrove, Brotton, Saltburn, Marske, Redcar, Middlesbrough, Thornaby-on-Tees,
Yarm, Worsall, Over Dinsdale, Girsby, Hornsby, Great Smeaton,Dalton-on-Tees,
Croft-on-Tees, Stapleton, Cleasby, Manfield, Cliffe, Eppleby, Ovington, Hutton
Magna,Greta Bridge, Boldron, Startforth, Lartington, Cotherstone, Romaldkirk,
Mickleton, Holwick, Bowes, Keld, Angram, Thwaite, Hawes, Garsdale, Sedberg,
Gawthrop, Dent, Ingleton, and High Bentham, Low Bentham,Slaidburn,
Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge, Whitewell, Great Mitten,Waddington, West
Laycock, Oakworth, Oldfield, Stanbury, Oxenhope, Peckett Well, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Todmorden,Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Denshaw, Grains Bar, Delph, Thurston Clough, Scouthead, Austerlands, Grotton, Park Bridge, Mossley, Greenfield,
Holme, Ringinglow, Abbeydale, Sheffield, Rotherham, Rother Valley Country Park, Woodall, Harthill, Firbeck, Tickhill, Bawtry, Austerfield, Robin Hood Airport, Auckley,
Finningly, Blaxton, Eastoft, Fockerby, Adlingfleet, Broomfleet, Elleker, Elloughton,
Brough, Welton, North Ferriby, Hessle,Hull, Paull, Thorngumbald, Keyingham,
Otteringham, Patringto, Welwick, Skeffling, Easington, Spurn, Kilnsea, Hollym,
Withernsea, Tunstall, Histon, Garton, Aldborough, Mappleton, Hornsea, Atwick, Skipsea, Beeford, Barmston, Fraisethorpe,Bridlington, Sewerby, Flamborough, Bempton, Buckden, Speeton and Reighton.

2 thoughts on “A Ring of Roses Round Yorkshire’s Boundary

  • we should be asking and encouraging private landowners at as many county road crossings into Yorkshire if they would mind a flagpole being erected and the Yorkshire flag flown from it permanently,,,and the new ridings flag also,,,,it may then encourage people on the other side of the boundary to fly their flag also,,,,you see this on the state lines in the US,,,,,