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Old 04.08.2012, 18:34
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So it's the 27th November for you then! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashire_Day

Not that I've ever heard mention of that either...
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Lancashire has a day too!

Lancashire Day is held on 27 November. It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.

Thrilling eh?
Not only thrilling, but timely too
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone!

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Old 01.08.2013, 11:09
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

And so nice of the Swiss to give us a day off to celebrate.

Happy Yorkshire day.
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Only if somebody else is buying....
Too true!

Happy Yorkshire Day to you all though!
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Why is Yorkshire the only county (or rather collection of bits of counties) secure/special/arrogant/insecure/annoying (delete as appropriate) enough to have/need/want a special day for themselves?

BTW....in Wiki, I came across this.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Yorkshire

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Did you not hear about Yorkshire during the Olympics last year. We were ranking somthing like 5th in the leader board due to so many of the winning GB athletes being Yorkies
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Old 01.08.2013, 11:43
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Sussex has a "day" 16th June to celebrate "the rich culture and heritage of Sussex" and the Sussex sub-divisions are called "Rapes" - must have originated in Crawley then.........
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Old 01.08.2013, 12:15
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Sussex has a "day" 16th June to celebrate "the rich culture and heritage of Sussex" and the Sussex sub-divisions are called "Rapes" - must have originated in Crawley then.........
Oy. Gerroff ar page an' mek tha's own!
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Old 01.08.2013, 13:59
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

I'm in Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day.

I'm off to see if I can find pie and peas to celebrate.
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day! By 'eck a ope its a gudun!
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire man takes his cat to the vet.
Yorkshireman: "Ayup, lad, I need to talk to thee about me cat."
Vet: "Is it a tom?
Yorkshireman: "Nay, lad, I've browt it with us
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Old 01.08.2013, 18:52
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23528191
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Old 01.08.2013, 19:06
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

See today's Song of the Day
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Old 01.08.2013, 19:13
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

I prefer this version.

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Old 01.08.2013, 19:32
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

So do I now!
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Old 01.08.2013, 19:38
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Ooooh, yours is the full unedited version.
It's got to be included in this thread...

Song of the day
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Old 01.08.2013, 22:07
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

But none of them have got the football playing ducks.
We always added the extra line 'where the ducks play football' at the end of the chorus when we were kids.
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

The American who visited Yorkshire ...

An American photographer on vacation was inside a church in Oldham taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '£10,000 per call'.

The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for £10,000 you could talk to God. The American thanked the priest and went along his way.

Next stop was in Manchester... There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Oldham and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for £10,000 he could talk to God.

'O.K., thank you,' said the American.

He then travelled to Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Rochdale and Littleborough. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same '£10,000 per call' sign under it. The American, upon leaving Lancashire decided to travel to Yorkshire to see if Yorkshiremen had the same phone.

He arrived in Todmorden, and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '50 pence per call.'

The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. 'Father, I've travelled all over Lancashire and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to heaven, but in Lancashire the price was £10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?'

The priest smiled and answered, 'You're in Yorkshire now, son. It's a local call.'
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Don't know why I thanked you, I'm a Lancashire lass!
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Old 02.08.2013, 11:36
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

Awww Hannah's Auntie.... Thank you for appreciating it too!
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Re: Happy Yorkshire Day

A Yorkshire Tale:

Trueman bowls. Batsman is plumb LBW. Trueman appeals. Not out.

Next ball. Trueman ever-so-slightly irritated, bowls. Audible snick, ball deflects, caught behind. Trueman appeals. Not out.

Third ball. Trueman a little more irritated now, bowls. Through the gate, stumps spread-eagled, middle stump uprooted and cartwheeling. Trueman turns to the umpire and says with a wry smile, 'We nearly had him that time, didn't we?'
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