Beloved Look North presenter Harry Gration is set to be remembered with a funeral service at York Minster this coming Yorkshire Day, it has been confirmed.
Following his sad passing on June 24th, his family and friends will celebrate his life in a private service on August 1st at the iconic Minster. The service is expected to be ‘exceptionally’ busy, with both colleagues and fans expected to turn up for the 11.30am service.
While the public is invited to pay their respects, it’s been confirmed that space at the funeral will be limited.
Harry Gration died last month aged 71, just a year and a half after retiring from his role at the BBC.
The broadcaster graced our screens for over 40 years, most notably on BBC Look North, bringing local news to Yorkshire.
The service taking place on Yorkshire Day is incredibly fitting for the local icon, thanks to his endless service to the community that not only saw him bring light to our screens across the region, but saw him get involved with a variety of projects, including York pantos with local legend, Berwick Kaler, becoming the honourary Mayor of Burn and Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.
Gration was born in Bradford, before growing up in York where his family moved to for work purposes. The journalist received his education at the York-based St Peter’s School.
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