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VIDEO: Yorkshire Day celebrations draw hundreds to Pontefract

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Hundreds of people visited Friarwood Valley Gardens today to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

The day of revelry featured entertainment for the whole family, including donkey riding, pluck a duck, birds of prey demonstrations, bouncy castles and even a flat cap throwing contest.

The Friends of The Valley Gardens helped to organise the day. They said: “We aim for family entertainment, we like a family feeling to the day. In Yorkshire, that’s what we’re all about.”

The Castleford and Pontefract Lions and the Pontefract Lionesses ran several stalls in the park, including a bottle stall and face painting stand.

Market stalls were also in the spirit, with Yorkshire Rose bunting hanging the length of Pontefract Precinct. Live music from 5 Towns Radio and a dog show gave the whole town centre a celebratory feel.

This year, Yorkshire Day was hosted by Ripon, the county’s smallest city. Crowds were treated to a parade of the county’s mayors and a day of market stalls and fairground rides.

Did you attend the day today? Take a look at the video and see if you feature!