Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stick to Sticks

I was amused by these stick men with sticks on a bus window! It was better than Morris men with sticks but not a lot! Vintage Stick Jokes I am a mystic and this is my stick. ‘Hagha’ Tommy Cooper … Continue reading

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Shire Horses Otley and Bradford

Shire horses put on a great show even though they are not show jumpers – thank goodness for the farmers and breeders who still value Shires Continue reading

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Wiig to Wed – Bridesmaids Needed

Beverley Minster could be the location for the PR media frenzy that will be the luvvies wedding of the century. It could alternatively be the name of one of the Bridesmaids when Kirsten Wiig weds. Mother Shipton would be the … Continue reading

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In the Shoes of J B Priestley

J B Priestley in vogue or brogues either way Bradford needs a shoeshine person Continue reading

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Captain England Play for Yorkshire

                  Lord Hawke,  7th Baron Hawke of Towton played for Yorkshire from 1881 to 1911. He captained England 4 times winning all of those matches. Stanley Jackson 1905 won his only test … Continue reading

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Photo of Yorkshire

Where’s Wally  ? 

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Images of Yorkshire Moors & Wolds

Yorkshire is blessed with dramatic and unrivaled scenery. From the East coast through Moors, Dales and Wolds there are umpteen images to catch the imagination. You can access these images via short or long distance walks, from car windows, glossy … Continue reading

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Maeve Binchy 1940- 2012

Maeve Binchy the best-selling Irish author has died aged 72 after a short illness. Ian Rankin has tweeted “Maeve Binchy was a gregarious, larger than life, ebullient recorder of human foibles and wonderment.” She was a great story teller who … Continue reading

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Gore Vidal – Homosexuality & Transexuality

During the late 1940’s and early 50’s Gore Vidal was producing challenging books. This included Myra Breckinridge (sunsequently made into a film) and The City And The Pillar with a hint of autobiographical politics and homosexuality. Gore Vidal died on … Continue reading

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Clog Almanacs

Before the invention of printing, uneducated people in England used wooden calendars to keep track of the seasons and of the religious festivals. These calendars were known as clog almanacs. This booklet describes some of the clog almanacs that survive … Continue reading

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