VIDEO: Family fun at Yorkshire Day celebrations

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Doncaster was flying the flag for Yorkshire Day today after being chosen to host the event on behalf of the county.

Scores of residents and people from across the region gathered to take part in the event.

It is the first time the town has been selected to host the official celebration since 1994.

As part of the celebrations civic leaders, sponsors, Yorkshire Society members and the Armthorpe Elmfield Band marched throughout the town centre.

Meanwhile Doncaster Museum played host to the 51st re-enactors who posed as the Light Bobs (Napoleonic War-era) in honour of the Battle of Waterloo.

A number of items from Open All Hours, filmed in Doncaster, were also on display.

Yorkshire Day was previously celebrated as Minden Day to mark the anniversary of a British-led victory against a French army in 1759.

But in 1975 civic leaders decided to broaden it’s scope to celebrate everything great about Yorkshire.