Why buildings in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough will be illuminated this week

The Royal Hall is among the landmarks taking part on Friday.
The Royal Hall is among the landmarks taking part on Friday.

If you're out and about on Thursday night, you might notice something a bit different about some of our district's most beautiful buildings...

To say happy birthday to the NHS on its 70th anniversary, the Royal Hall, Ripon Town Hall, and Knaresborough House will all be lit up in blue. Our district will join communities across the UK in taking part.

A spokesperson for NHS England North said: “We have some great iconic buildings taking part and would love more buildings across the North to get involved and to light up blue on the evening of 5th July.

"We are calling on churches, mosques, castles, historic homes and any large buildings in towns, cities and villages to get involved and light up blue if they have the facilities to do so.”

“We also want the general public to help us celebrate and get involved by taking photographs of the lit up buildings on the evening of 5th July and sharing across social media with the hashtag #NHS70 #LightUpBlue."

Other landmarks taking part include the Blackpool Tower and Penshaw Monument.