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People around Calderdale are bursting with pride to be from “God’s own county”, as they celebrate all things Yorkshire for Yorkshire Day today.

With the success of the Tour de France, Calderdale has been on show to the world recently and for this, many people around the borough think that this year will be a ‘special’ Yorkshire Day.

Date:1st July 2013.
Possible Picture Post: A view across the former industrial town of Halifax, showing one of the town's attractions Wainhouse Tower, a folly in the parish of King Cross, on the south west side of Halifax. Standing at 275 feet (84 m), it is the tallest structure in Calderdale and the tallest folly in the world, and was erected in four years between 1871-1875. The main shaft is octagonal in shape with a square base and 403 stairs leading to the first of two viewing platforms.
The tower was designed by architect Isaac Booth as a chimney to serve the dye works owned by John Edward Wainhouse (1817-1883). The height of the chimney was to satisfy the Smoke Abatement Act of 1870 which required the building of a tall chimney, to carry smoke out of the valleys in which the factories were built. A much simpler chimney would have satisfied the requirements but Wainhouse insisted that it should be an object of beauty. In 1874 John Wainhouse sold the mill to his works manager who refused to pay the cost o
Date:1st July 2013. Possible Picture Post: A view across the former industrial town of Halifax, showing one of the town's attractions Wainhouse Tower, a folly in the parish of King Cross, on the south west side of Halifax. Standing at 275 feet (84 m), it is the tallest structure in Calderdale and the tallest folly in the world, and was erected in four years between 1871-1875. The main shaft is octagonal in shape with a square base and 403 stairs leading to the first of two viewing platforms. The tower was designed by architect Isaac Booth as a chimney to serve the dye works owned by John Edward Wainhouse (1817-1883). The height of the chimney was to satisfy the Smoke Abatement Act of 1870 which required the building of a tall chimney, to carry smoke out of the valleys in which the factories were built. A much simpler chimney would have satisfied the requirements but Wainhouse insisted that it should be an object of beauty. In 1874 John Wainhouse sold the mill to his works manager who refused to pay the cost o

Patricia Allen, Mayor of Calderdale, said: “With all its diversity Yorkshire is and always will be the most beautiful place in the world especially Calderdale.

“No matter how far a Yorkshire person travels it is always nice to come home.

“After all Yorkshire is God’s Own County and here in Calderdale we are fiercly proud of that.

“The Tour de France spread the word how beautiful Yorkshire is to the world and we in Calderdale welcome visitors short or long term and all become dear to us. We are proud to be Yorkshire people.”

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Yorkshire Day was first celebrated on August 1, 1975 and has been a long standing tradition ever since.

The day is based on the history of England’s largest region and is a day of pride for people that come from and live in Yorkshire.

Tracy Harvey, managing director of Harvey’s Department Store, Rawson Street, Halifax, said: “Harvey’s has been in Halifax for 63 years. We are very much a fundamental part of Haliax and a local business for the local community.”

In 2016, Yorkshire Day will be hosted by Halifax and a redeveloped town centre and transformed Piece Hall will be showcased to the county, as it leads the celebrations.

 

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