Welcoming Yule: Sheriff’s Riding, tomorrow

Sheriff's Riding, 21 Dec 2016

Sheriff’s Riding, 21 Dec 2016, at Bootham Bar

Just a quick reminder that this is happening tomorrow, 21 December:

To celebrate the 12 days of Yule, residents are invited to welcome ‘all manner of whores, dice players, thieves and other unthrifty folk’ to the city for the Sheriff’s Riding parade.

The Sheriff’s Riding is organised by the York Guard and the York City Waits and attended by Sheriff of York, Joanna Trythall, as well as other members of the Civic Party, including the Lord Mayor of York.

The event sets off from Micklegate Bar and will include a parade around the city gates, which the public are encouraged to join at 6pm on Saturday 21 December.

For more information see the full City of York Council press release.

I’ve been along a couple of times in previous years, and written about it (in 2016 and 2017). A really cheering, and interesting, annual event, worth trying to get to if you can.

Sheriff's Riding, 21 Dec 2017, at Monk Bar

Sheriff’s Riding, 21 Dec 2017, at Monk Bar

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