Yorkshire Regiment to march through streets of Halifax

Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe at the freedom parade for 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment at the Piece Hall, Halifax.

Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe at the freedom parade for 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment at the Piece Hall, Halifax.

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The Yorkshire Regiment will parade through the streets of Halifax tomorrow as part of the homecoming activities.

Yesterday marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and this weekend there are a whole host of events planned for the celebration.

The parade will start at 3pm and include an inspection of the Regiment, speeches and a victory drum beat.

From today until Sunday Halifax Minster is holding a flower festival with the theme of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and until June 25 Bankfield Museum is running an anniversary exhibition.

Tonight at 7.30pm at Lister Lane Cemetery visitors can go along and hear the stories of two Waterloo veterans told beside their graves.

At 1.30pm tomorrow there will be a Freedom of the Borough of Calderdale ceremony at Halifax Town Hall where Mayor Coun Lisa Lambert will be present.

To round off the day’s celebrations there is a musical re-enactment of the 33rd of Foot at the Battle of Waterloo at Manor Heath Park from 6pm until 6.45pm.