SLIDESHOW: Celebrating God’s own county

Ice cream, live music and street entertainment were part of a fun-filled menu at Pontefract’s second annual Yorkshire Day celebrations.

Organisers said around 2,000 people flocked to the town centre for the event, organised by the police, Wakefield Council and the Royal British Legion.

Yorkshire Day in Pontefract town centre. Mae McCollum. (P551Q430)

Yorkshire Day in Pontefract town centre. Mae McCollum. (P551Q430)

The event also had a military theme to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Sgt Alan Studd, of Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team (NPT), said: “It was an excellent event and a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate.

“We’ve had a lot of really nice comments about the event and shopkeepers said they had a really good day.”

Police set up a mock crime scene for youngsters as part of the event and there was also the traditional flat cap throwing and welly wanging competion.