Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Good Old Days in Yorkshire

Do you remember the ‘Come Dancing’ TV series of 1950 or ‘The White Heather Club’ perhaps not but I bet you remember ‘The Good Old Days’. The Good Old Days started in 1953 and was broadcast live from the City … Continue reading

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Yorkshires Northern Soul

  Northern Soul Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged from the British mod scene in northern England in the late 1960s. The Twisted Wheel in Manchester and King Mojo Club known as the Mojo in Sheffield … Continue reading

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York Railways

By the ntime you see this I will have made another pilgrimage to The Railway Museum – more photos later York Station at dusk. Busy station with GNER and Trans-penine trains Split in lines.

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Leeds Bradford ‘Costa Packet’ Airport

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Good Appetite Buon Apps

How do you start to wish someone well and enjoyment of their meal. Good appetite or as the French would have us say bon app├ętit doesn’t cut the mustard (Dijon or other). I like the plain Yorkshire ‘Tuck in’ but … Continue reading

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Stocksbridge Steeltown and Hillclimb Venue

Stocksbridge is a sporting community 12 miles north of Sheffield that last weekend hosted the British National Cycling Hill Climb Championship. The ride up Pea Royd Lane tested all the entrants who were too shattered at the top to take … Continue reading

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Knaresborough Nidd Viaduct

The present Knaresborough Viaduct was completed in October 1851. The first effort collapsed 3 years earlier. It is 338 ft in length and is 90 ft high. The 4 arches span the River Nidd forming a bridge that is still … Continue reading

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Animated Bradford in Media Museum

Do you love the Wombles, Bugs Bunny, Wallace and Grommit or other animation characters then get to see BAF at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Bradford is getting animated so put a trip on your list of things to … Continue reading

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Railway Map of Yorkshire

This is a map of Yorkshire railways was issued by British Rail in 1959. It shows a wonderful network of railways, some of which have sadly been lost. In particular, the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, saw a closure of … Continue reading

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Railway Posters of Yorkshire by Frank Newbould

Frank Newbould was born in Bradford on 24 September 1887. Frank was educated at Bradford College of Art and Camberwell School of Art and worked mostly in London specialising in travel posters and war propaganda. There is a selection of … Continue reading

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