VIDEO: What Yorkshire Day means to Wakefield folk

All things Yorkshire will be celebrated across the district today.

South Kirkby and Moorthorpe will host the official 2014 Yorkshire Day celebrations, with the day starting when 200 civic dignitaries from across the county arrive at Minsthorpe Conference and Training Centre.

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The guests will speak with ex-pats in New Zealand, over the internet, who will also be celebrating Yorkshire Day.

The representatives, including mayors, councillors and Yorkshire Society members will then take part in a procession through the towns, led by Oughtibridge Brass Band.

The parade will start at 10.30am and travel down Minsthorpe Lane to All Saints’ Church for a service.

In Wakefield Trinity Walk is running a Yorkshire sweet cafe serving up traditional cakes and sweets between 11am and 3pm in Grammar Square and Sophie May Williams from The Voice will be performing.

There will be a celebration at Yorkshire Sculpture Park including Yorkshire ice cream, free samples of Yorkshire beer and the restaurant will be serving a God’s Own County-themed menu.

In the evening there will be a two-course barbecue using the best produce Yorkshire has to offer and Shepley Brass Band will provide entertainment.

Pubs and shops in Pontefract are joining in the fun as games along with a craft and food market, heritage walks and displays, including members of the Ackworth and Pontefract British Legion dressed up as soldiers to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The legion will also have a remembrance stall where people can remember those who have died in battle at the event which runs from 10am on Friday, August 1.

There will also be welly wanging and flat cap throwing in Pontefract town centre and music from local bands.