Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Yorkshire Rose

The white rose is both a symbol of the City of York and the County of Yorkshire. The origins of the emblem are thought to be in the 14th century with Edmund of Langley the first Duke of York. After the Battle of Minden on August 1st 1759, Yorkshiremen of the 51st regiment picked white roses as a tribute to their fallen comrades. Yorkshire Day is celebrated on this date each year. This White Rose can be found on one of the gates to the city walls. It seemed an appropriate image to start a daily photo blog of York.

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