Category Archives: Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Information and facts about Yorkshire Towns and Cities that are worth a visit (and aren’t they all)

York Railway Station History

This weekend it was the 150 year celebration of the opening of the railway at Otley in West Yorkshire. Unfortunately it was also exactly 50 years since Dr Beeching took an axe to the line. Still York retains its facilities … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts about Richmond

With Museums galore, a Norman Castle, Georgian streets and a route on the Coast to Coast walk there is a lot of exploring to do in and around Richmond. Warnings If you arrive by car beware that parking is controlled … Continue reading

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Bradford Architecture New Vic Gaumont Odeon

How many good buildings has Bradford got that it can allow this great 1930’s edifice to fall down around the politicians ears? Well there was Swan Arcade, Busbys, two Victorian Railway Stations, Kirkgate and Rawson Markets but emphasis is on … Continue reading

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Wakefield Facts – Interesting & Unusual

Wakefield is the principal City of the West Riding and County Hall was the administrative centre for West Riding County Council from 1898. The name “Wakefield” may derive from “Waca’s field” (but then it would be near Liverpool surely) meaning … Continue reading

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Glide around Baildon

  From Dobrudden farm and the surrounding area you will see many model planes and enthusiasts. If there nwas a pilot in the balsa wood plane they would get a rapidly changing picture of path ways, slopes, bracken and clouds. … Continue reading

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Yorkshire You are Welcome to It!

Taciturn, dour, gruff even but Yorkshire folk have infinite pride in their county. For that reason you are welcome to visit or live in the area but do not expect full acceptance to take less than a generation or three. … Continue reading

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Boulby for Mines and Underground Laboratories

Boulby is a working potash and rock-salt mine with hundreds of miles of underground roads, tunnels and caverns. Alum was also mined near by to supply the die industry but potash and rock salt are now the main products taken … Continue reading

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Cycle York

York is a UK cycling city with one of the highest levels of cycling in the county. A recent cycle festival at Rowntree Park, York attracted many people to enjoy the pleasures and fun of cycling. York and BMX skills … Continue reading

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North Yorkshire Flora & Rare Plants of Teesdale

Upper Teesdale lies in four counties Cumberland, Westmorland, Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire. On Widdybank Fell there are two plants not found anywhere else in Britain. The rock violet or Teesdale violet, Viola rupestris and Sandwort or Minuartia … Continue reading

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Premiership Yorkshire Three Teams 2009/10?

It is 19th April and the top Yorkshire football teams are striving for Premiership football next season. Hull City AFC deserve to succeed after promotion last year and warming the cockles of so many hearts at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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