St Wilfrid's Procession 2017: Special report and coverage with pictures

This year's St Wilfrid, Laura Hodgson, with horse Dougie, leading the procession through Kirkgate.
This year's St Wilfrid, Laura Hodgson, with horse Dougie, leading the procession through Kirkgate.

For the first time in the history of Ripon's St Wilfrid's Procession, the role of St Wilfrid was played by a woman, Laura Hodgson, with her horse Dougie - proudly leading the floats through the city.

Finola Fitzpatrick reports on this year's event - the historic tradition that so many have come to simply call, 'Ripon day.'