A signature event, Ladies Day has been a fixture of the East Yorkshire ‘social calendar’ for 27 years bringing people to Beverley and into the town for a night of food and drink.
Sadly some have jumped on the band wagon and been critical about the amount of litter that was discarded in the town centre, using it as a stick to beat the racecourse with.
“From a business point of view, August is a quiet time of year. People are on holiday, they take their families so the money spent on Ladies Day turns a quiet month into a good month.”
“These people come to Beverley and are intent on having a good day and good night. They are here to let their hair down and when they do that they are spending money.”
“It is not just Beverley that benefits like this. Where do the other 9,000 people go? Think of all the taxi drivers, surrounding villages and venues in Hull, they have to go somewhere.”
“Yes there is rubbish and some problems, but every year it gets better in the town centre with how everything is managed, and that something people really do need to understand.”
“It is very easy to criticise Ladies Day, but you have to look at the bigger picture and the huge advantages it brings for local businesses in Beverley.”