Two beautiful little babies arrive on Yorkshire Day
Aug 4 2008 by Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MEET two babies born on Yorkshire Day, which was Saturday.
Thy came into the world at the new Huddersfield Family Birth Centre at the Royal Infirmary.
And both received a white Yorkshire rose from staff as a special memento.
Lucy Sykes was the first baby to arrive, at 1.46am.
Her proud mum and dad are Tracy and Carl Sykes from Waterloo.
Aleksandra Szymura, of Lockwood, gave birth to Nicolas just before 8am. He weighs 8lb.
Yorkshire Day was first celebrated in 1975.
August 1 was chosen because on that day in 1759 soldiers from Yorkshire regiments who had fought in the Battle of Minden in Germany picked white roses from bushes near the battlefield in tribute to their fallen comrades.