Lots to be proud of on Yorkshire Day

Article dated Thursday Jul 27, 2017 at 05:22 PM

Bradford is celebrating Yorkshire Day by proclaiming all that is great about the city and the district!

The Lord Mayor will cut a special cake displaying the civic crest which will once more adorn Council signage or communication around the district on Monday, 31 July.

The traditional crest is a firm favourite with residents and will be gradually phased in as new documents and stationery are produced when current stocks run out, and new signage is required.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Abid Hussain, said: "The crest reflects our civic pride and the wonderful history of our city and the entire district."

The civic crest is based on Bradford's coat of arms which was granted in 1976, but has origins as far back as 1847.

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: "The motto is 'Progress, Industry and Humanity' which we still very much value today. I like the fact that different elements of the civic crest represent different parts of the district coming together."

The crest features a boar's head, a stag and an angora goat, and the shield at the centre incorporates two bugle horns, a fleece, a fountain and eleven white roses. The roses represent the eleven town councils that all came together to form the Bradford district in 1974.

The white rose was the symbol of the House of York and was then adopted as the symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.

Chief Executive, Kersten England, said: "We have updated the Bradford Council logo by returning to the traditional crest. We want our actions to be easily recognised in one Council-wide brand.

"We take pride as Team Bradford District in providing quality, accessible services and we want to give our customers greater confidence and trust in Bradford Council."

On this year's Yorkshire Day - August 1 - celebrations will be taking place all over the district.

The cake, which has been baked in Bradford, will be enjoyed by groups across the district.

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