Monthly Archives: March 2018

Gingerbread or Parkin

Parkin and Gingerbread are two famous Yorkshire favourites with their own local recipes and variations. Which do you prefer? Perhaps like me are you partial to a bit of both? Gingerbread distinguishes itself with golden syrup and brandy in a … Continue reading

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Count Your Chickens at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Easter Chickens at MVUF Over the last five or six years the Farm (MVUF) has been fortunate to have support from second year Events Management students at Leeds Beckett University.  For 2018 they wonder if we might help with promoting … Continue reading

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Tilting at Yorkshire Windmills

Firstly we exclude the modern wind farms, wind turbines and their ilk designed for energy production and despoiling  the landscape. Windmill has the clue in the name, a mill that uses wind! Which area of the county has the greatest … Continue reading

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Warning the road bends sharply left under the narrow railway bridge. (When I say narrow I mean breath in).  Unfortunately the number of the bridge and safety instructions are obliterated by the similar graffiti on the plaque fixed to the … Continue reading

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Shipley’s Rubbish – Airing (or Aireing) a Grievance

Looking over the wall where Otley Road crosses the River Aire in Shipley makes you wonder about the rubbishy nature of our commitment to the environment. There are at least two companies involved with sign manufacture advertising their wares on … Continue reading

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Flat Caps to Help Brain Tumours

Have you got the brains you were born with? If so do you keep them under your flat cap? March is ‘Brain Tumour Awareness Month’ in the UK and the charity Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire,  at Wagon … Continue reading

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Re-homing Hens and the Cock of the North

Yorkshire is a significant producer of eggs and chickens. It is also as humane as practical in the way it treats the flocks including some re-homing of aging birds. The British Hen Welfare Trust have regional co-ordinators to help with … Continue reading

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