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Happy Yorkshire Day!

By TrevBatWCC    
A quickie break from Devon. Today it's Yorkshire Day, which is celebrated on August 1st every year to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was first celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "a protest movement against the local government re-organisation of 1974". (They decided to call East Yorkshire 'North Humberside', but eventually it became East Yorkshire again!) The date alludes to the Battle of Minden, and also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, had campaigned.
This year, Yorkshire Day is being hosted by Whitby, so what better than an image from this resort. Taken in 2016, this is looking back towards the town from the top of the lighthouse at the end of the West Pier.

Many thanks to Dave (HobbitDave) for his User Award on my previous upload, Torquay Marina , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Yorkshire Whitby Landscape and travel Yorkshire day

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1 Aug 2019 11:22AM
Great image


Jan

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bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
1 Aug 2019 11:48AM
excellent WinkWinkWink
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
1 Aug 2019 12:10PM
Beautiful photo...so much to look at
1 Aug 2019 12:34PM
A beautiful photo Trev!
Make me want to go on a hollyday Smile

ArneSmile
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
1 Aug 2019 12:45PM
My North Riding flag is flying proudly....
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2019 1:04PM
Let them eat cake! 😁😁😁
Excellent image
1 Aug 2019 2:17PM
Great image captured of all these people.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
1 Aug 2019 2:17PM
Celebrate with some good Yorkshire ale, Trev. Theakston's Old Peculiar would go down nicely...
1 Aug 2019 3:19PM
a wonderful location and a fine view expertly photographed
1 Aug 2019 3:31PM
I have been to many regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland but never to Yorhshire ... but when I see this photo .....SmileSmileSmileSmile
1 Aug 2019 3:48PM
Excellent Trev..Lin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2019 4:33PM
Wonderful scene captured Trev. As has been said a few pints of Yorkshire ale seems a good idea.
Peter Grin
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
1 Aug 2019 7:27PM
Looks like the pubs will have a field day here. Masses of customers !!!!
Ron
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2019 9:01AM
Great image Trev! Great view...
Isabel GrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2019 10:26AM
Great over view and history of Yorkshire - awful about the floods there recently.
Booked for Whitby for October.
KateGrin
3 Aug 2019 4:46PM
Stunning detail Trev, the jumble of beautiful old houses reminds of the christmas village scenes we build every Christmas. Stellar shot. Nice story as well

Cheers Walt
RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2019 8:33AM
Terrific harbour shot.
Great to see the bustling human activitySmile
Rob
15 Aug 2019 11:20AM
Superb shot Trev !!
Ian

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