Veteran broadcaster Harry Gration is appointed as Vice President of The Yorkshire Society

Veteran broadcaster Harry Gration MBE has joined The Yorkshire Society as Vice President.

By George Buksmann
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:28 pm

For 38 years the familiar face of BBC’s Look North appeared on television screens throughout the Yorkshire region.

In an interview with The Scarborough News, Harry said the town was his favourite place in Yorkshire.

He retired from the BBC in October.

The veteran broadcaster has joined The Yorkshire Society.

The Yorkshire Society is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates and promotes everything that is great about Yorkshire, from history and heritage to culture.

After an award-winning career in broadcasting, which included reporting on many dramatic events of national as well as regional importance for the BBC for almost four decades, Bradford-born Harry - a former history teacher - has been welcomed into The Yorkshire Society.

Accepting the invitation, Mr Gration said: “I am very honoured to become a Vice President of a Society I treasure.

"Yorkshire means so much to me but particularly its folk, they are special, kind, forthright, and honest.

"Here in The Yorkshire Society we annually celebrate individuals and organisations that reflect that. Long may this continue. A privilege to be a part of it”.

He joins other highly esteemed Vice Presidents including Sir Michael Parkinson, Milly Johnson, Dr John Sentamu, Sir Geoffrey Boycott, Kathryn Apanowicz, Mark Gregory, Kate Hardcastle and John Grogan.