Yorkshire Day set to be celebrated in a big way

THE world’s loudest town crier will take part in the parade as Rotherham hosts the Yorkshire Day.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Rob Taylor, will welcome mayors, civic leaders and other VIPs from across the county for the event today.

The parade, which leaves Rotherham Town Hall at 11am, will feature David Hinde, the world’s loudest recorded town crier.

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There will also be dance, music and workshops in All Saints’ Square as part of the celebrations, arranged in collaboration with the Yorkshire Society.

At 2pm, Rotherham District Civic Society will unveil a plaque in honour of the cleric and statesman Thomas Rotherham.

This year marks 600 years since the birth of the former Archbishop of York and lord chancellor. The plaque is outside H&T Pawnbrokers, on Effingham Street, where the remains of the College of Jesus which he founded are situated.

Rotherham Council is also working on pop-up workshops on every Saturday in August as part of the Yorkshire Day festivities.

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