Society gets rosey to celebrate Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Building Society's Maxine Hartley and Melinda Fletcher celebrate Yorkshire Day'picture by Karl Hansell
Yorkshire Building Society's Maxine Hartley and Melinda Fletcher celebrate Yorkshire Day'picture by Karl Hansell

Staff at Yorkshire Building Society’s Whitby branch celebrated Yorkshire Day on Monday (1 August) by handing out white roses and cups of Yorkshire Tea.

Maxine Hartley, manager at the Flowergate branch, said: “Yorkshire Day is a great opportunity for us to share our heritage with our customers and promote our great Yorkshire Values.

“We’re looking forward to sharing a good cuppa with our customers to mark the occasion and joining the Whitby community in celebrating the history of our great county.”

Yorkshire Day has been marked on the 1 August ever year for over 35 years and the building society is keen to celebrate its regional roots.

The day is timed to coincide with the Battle of Minden, where the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry fought while wearing roses in their coats and caps, plucked from nearby German gardens.

The light infantry wore white Yorkshire roses and from this tradition and to mark the heroism of the Yorkshiremen who fought, 1 August has been adopted as Yorkshire Day.