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Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Historically, Yorkshire boundaries were bounded by the physical landscape of the East coast (Humberside). The River Tees in the North, and in the West, the Western slopes of the Pennines. Yorkshire was split into three Ridings – East Riding, North … Continue reading

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Favourite York Churches to Discover

York St Cuthbert St Helen on the Walls and All Saints Peasholme is some mouthful of a name for a Church Administrative unit. Now working with St Michael le Belfrey, St Cuthbert’s is currently applying for planning permission to improve … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Shard or Emley Moor

Emley Moor transmitting station near Huddersfield is still the UK’s tallest structure in Yorkshire at 1083 feet 330.5 metres for those who have been metricated (Ouch)! It beats Bilsdale mast Helmsley by 54 feet and is 4th in our overall … Continue reading

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Plot Night 1605

‘Remember remember the 5th of November gunpowder treason and plot’ so it isn’t bonfire night but Plot Neet or just Plot! The Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 included plotters Robert Catesby,Thomas Percy, Christopher and John … Continue reading

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Why Visit Pateley Bridge

Browse the town or walk Nidderdale, there is a variety of things to do at Pateley Bridge. Sit in a pub and learning the poem ‘Pateley Rant’ could be a good start to a holiday or quick trip Continue reading

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Dance Yorkshire

Whilst this book features Dancing in the East Riding there is a lot more going off in Yorkshire. I am always surprised at nthe number of dance venues still functioning for classes, medals and competitions. Undoubtedly a healthy pastime for … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Wrestling Hero Big Daddy – and others

Celebrate all that was great about British All in Wrestling. ‘Nine and a Half Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early ’80s’ by Luke Haines is an affectionate homage to the old wrestlers profiled below. The free … Continue reading

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Pubs With York Heritage and Magnetism

Legend had it that there were 365 pubs in York, one for every day of the year. Half the pubs of York have gone since the 1950’s and there have been some historic losses. We need to protect those with … Continue reading

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Old Barry Cryer’s Support for Hernias

Leeds born and educated, up to a point, Barry Cryer’s book now called The Chronicles of Hernia is a newly packaged comedy classic, first published in 1998 under the title ‘You Won’t Believe This But….’ Purchase from Amazon here ‘Still … Continue reading

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Elastoplast, Cods Liver and Nivea

T J Smith opened a chemist shop in Hull in 1856 as a 30 year old member of the newly formed British Pharmaceutical Society. An early product was the Dark brown, fishy smelling Cod Liver Oil made from Hull fish … Continue reading

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