Yorkshire Day at Mires Beck
Yorkshire Day is a day to celebrate the beauty and amazements of God's Country...Yorkshire! It is specifically on the 1st August every year because it celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Minden, which happened on 1st August, and that day they wore roses on their headdresses.
1st August is also the anniversary of the freedom of the slaves in the British Empire in 1834, because a Yorkshire MP (William Wilberforce) campaigned.
Did you know that 2 Roman Emperors were crowned in Yorkshire, and York was the capital city of the Roman Empire for 3 years. Constantine the Great was one of the Roman Emperors who was crowned in Yorkshire.
Staff from North Yorkshire
Ken is the Son-In-Law of the Irene and Richard Tinklin, who were the founders of Mires Beck Nursery, and he is from Kilborn, North Yorkshire.
His favourite place in Yorkshire to visit is Thirsk, because his brother used to be the manager of a farm there. Ken has been a sheep farmer all his life, and he still helps with the farming in Thirsk, including lambing.
His Dad and his Grandad used to breed Shire horses, and Ken has grown up with the love of rural life.
Staff from West Yorkshire
Our Habitats Supervisor, Steve, is from Leeds in West Yorkshire. He says anywhere in Yorkshire is obviously awesome! His favourite places to visit in Yorkshire are Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills.
The way Steve celebrates Yorkshire Day is by:
In the morning - sitting in his comfy chair outside while sipping on Yorkshire tea and eating parking cake
At lunchtime - he eats roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding (mostly Yorkshire Pudding), while drinking several gallons of Black Sheep Ale, and nibbling on Wensleydale Cheese!
At tea time - he likes to finish Yorkshire Day off with eating Whitby fish and chips!
Did you know that forced rhubarb growing was invented in Yorkshire in the Rhubarb Triangle, South of Leeds. At one point, 90% of the world's rhubarb was grown in the Rhubarb Triangle (9 square miles).
Staff from East Yorkshire
Our HR Apprentice, Anna, is from Cottingham, East Yorkshire. She loves Yorkshire Puddings and Yorkshire Tea, and her favourite place to visit is the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
She celebrates Yorkshire Day by having brunch with her Mum.
Paula, our Plant Prep and Admin Assistant is from Hull, however she prefers North Yorkshire because of the hilly and mountainous landscapes. She also loves the places in and around Haws.
Sandra is our Herb Team Supervisor, and she is originally from Beverley. Her favourite places to visit are Coastal places, such as Robin Hood Bay, Filey and Whitby. She also loves the places that covers the beautiful countryside, such as the Yorkshire Dales.
She feels the difference between Yorkshire and other counties is that Yorkshire people make more of an effort to talk to people and be honest.
She celebrates Yorkshire Day by promoting all of the lovely places we have in Yorkshire, especially places that people haven't been because they go abroad to visit beautiful places. Sandra would like to remind everyone that beautiful places with varied landscapes are also in Yorkshire, and you don't need to go abroad to see amazing landscapes.
She also loves the Yorkshire Cricket Team and our heritage of the football team.
What are Mires Beck Nursery Doing For Yorkshire Day?
We have celebrated Yorkshire Day a little early by wearing blue and white shirts with the Yorkshire Rose pinned to our backs.
We have tried our best to symbolise our Yorkshire pride by wearing the Yorkshire Rose.
On Sunday, the day of Yorkshire Day, we are inviting you to come and have a walk in our woodland walk with flags of the Roses of Yorkshire. What more of a perfectly, peaceful way would you want than to be surrounded by our amazing wildlife and the Yorkshire Rose.
Why not donate to a very important charity based in East Yorkshire.
We're very proud to be a Yorkshire finalist in the Rural Business Awards!