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Ripon’s saint will still have his day

Ripon has been celebrating its patron saint St Wilfrid since a Royal Charter was granted by King Henry I in 1108 and the tradition will be maintained this year — although the weekend will be scaled back again due to covid.

Ripon’s saint will still have his day

Ripon’s saint will still have his day

The covid lockdown is gradually easing, but Ripon's annual celebration of St Wilfrid and his legacy will be scaled back for a second year. St Wilfrid's Day is one of the city's biggest occasions of the year, marked with events and a large procession pre-pandemic....

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