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Turn Key designs its own Google Doodles to celebrate Yorkshire Day

By Gillian West | Social media manager

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August 1, 2013 | 3 min read

As Google has failed to pay homage to Yorkshire Day, the designers at integrated marketing agency Turn Key have taken it upon themselves to craft their own Yorkshire Day themed Google Doodles.

Mike Robinson, head of marketing at Turn Key, explained: "We were surprised to see that Google hadn't made a nod to Yorkshire Day in its logo through it's highly anticipated Google Doodle, so our designers decided to take on the challenge themselves. It's such an iconic logo so we thought we'd have a bit of fun with it and give our beloved Yorkshire the recognition it deserves."

The series of Doodles feature iconic Yorkshire emblems such as the Yorkshire terrier, Yorkshire pudding, Yorkshire Tea, flatcaps and famous Yorkshire exports Sean Bean and Keith Lemon.

Yorkshire Terriers

The Yorkshire terrier is believed to have been bred in the county during the 19th century to catch rats in clothing mills, the small dogs, which weigh a maximum of seven pounds, were also used for rat-baiting.

Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire puddings are synonymous with Sunday Roast, made from batter the traditional Yorkshire pudding is typically accompanied with meat and gravy.

Flatcap and whippet

The rural culture of Yorkshire has lead to the stereotypical belief that a Yorkshireman is often accessorised with a flat cap and a whippet.


Yorkshire dialect often sees natives shortening 'the' to a form without a vowel, Peter Kay's famous t'internet joke being a classic example.

White Rose of York

The White Rose of York is a symbol of the House of York and has been adopted as symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.

Bempton Cliffs

The Bempton Cliffs are a natural reserve run by the RSPB in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

All things Yorkshire

As well as Yorkshire terriers, Yorkshire puddings, the White Rose of York and flatcaps, this Google Doodle also features Yorkshire Tea and Old Leg Over beer which is brewed by Daleside Brewery in Harrogate.

Sean Bean and Keith Lemon

Two of Yorkshire's most famous exports replace the O's in Google. Games of Thrones star Sean Bean who managed to hold on to his distinctive Yorkshire accent, and Celebrity Juice host and TV presenter Keith Lemon, who though a fictitious character played by comedian Leigh Francis is one of the country's most well-known Yorkshiremen.
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