Celebrating Yorkshire Day 2019 with our Yorkshire roots

Celebrate Yorkshire Day with a Yorkshire pudding

We’re proud be a firm with deep Yorkshire roots. To celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1 August 2019 we quizzed our team to find out just how Yorkshire they all are.

Yorkshire Day essentials

  1. Yorkshire Day is an annual event on 1 August
  2. Yorkshire Day is a time to reflect and celebrate all things Yorkshire
  3. Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK

We uncovered that two thirds of the Winston Solicitors team were actually born within the Ridings of Yorkshire (we did say we had deep Yorkshire roots). We even have one member of staff who was born right here in Roundhay! And what about the other half? They hail from far flung places of the globe including Bromley, Cumbria, County Durham, Kent, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Poland. Fortunately, they have taken to Yorkshire like a duck to water and enjoy living in their adopted home.

When asked about their favourite aspects of Yorkshire the three most popular answers were Yorkshire Puddings, Yorkshire people and Yorkshire Dales! Numerous parks and the Yorkshire coast featured too along with some the great shops in Leeds City Centre and then taking time to enjoy the wide variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs in Leeds.

If you are looking for some top tips of places to visit in Yorkshire, here are the Winston Solicitors Yorkshire recommendations:

Walks: Yorkshire Dales, Whitby, Malham Cove, Brimham Rocks, Yockenthwaite Valley, Staithes, Otley Chevin, Fraisthorpe Beach, Bolton Abbey

Parks and Yorkshire attractions: Roundhay Park and Tropical World, Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam, Forbidden Corner, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Mother Shiptons Cave.

Urban: Leeds, York, Harrogate, York Designer Outlet, Ilkley, Knaresborough

Food, drink and Yorkshire entertainment: Lost & Found, Eastbourne Spice, Bettys Tea Room, Merrion Street, Leeds Grand Theatre

Five fabulous facts about Yorkshire 

1. A person from Leeds is called a Leodensian.

2. Yorkshire folk call an alleyway a ginnel.

3. Malham Cove was used as a film location for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

4. A Yorkshire pudding should be more than 10cm in height.

5. The Yorkshire Historical Dictionary has over 4,000 Yorkshire words.

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