COMMUNITIES across Kirklees are gearing up to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Sunday.
And Huddersfield’s Beaumont Park at Lockwood will be doing it in some style.
The volunteer group Friends of the Park have been busy planning a variety of events and attractions, including music.
Honley Brass Band, who will feature on the bandstand, and Pennine Brass on the Terrace will provide the music, while Crosland Moor-based Valley Royale Majorettes will provide an exciting display.
The official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clr and Mrs Andrew Palfreeman, is at 2pm at the Bandstand and other features will include a display by Colne Valley Black Belt Academy; a War of the Roses enactment in the playground area, together with donkeys; children’s entertainment group Cresta Run and games and activities organised by Kirklees Active Leisure.
Also included are a variety of stands and stalls, with face painting and a children’s magician who will be located on the main drive.
The organisers hope many visitors will be proud to wear the newly designed official Yorkshire Rose, with all donations going towards the Prince’s Trust – the charity formed by HRH Prince Charles, specifically to help young people.
Kirklees councillor Christine Stanfield launched a competition to design a new white rose and the winning entry by Laura Dobson, a BA surface design student at Huddersfield University, has been successfully adopted.
The roses have been promoted through KMCŠlibraries and sports centres and have been available at the park’s visitor centre, which will again be open on Sunday forŠ refreshments.