Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ironstone Quarrying near Whitby

Ironstone quarrying is hard work and these grafters gather for a breather and a photograph at Whinstone quarry in Rosedale. Stone merchant William Berriman and Ironstone miner John Berriman plus Robert and Joseph are all recorded in the census from … Continue reading

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Witches Familiars in Yorkshire

Black cats or toads are well known as ‘familiars’ possessed by witches but there are also a range of other creatures and spirits with Yorkshire and witch connections. Rats, fowie ( a hideous looking person), dogs and imps are familiar … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Tools of the Carriage Trade

Stables and Harness Rooms It is hard to imagine transport in the Victorian era and prior. Journeys had to be taken on foot, horseback or coach. There were numerous types of coach, carriage, cart and waggons for 1,2 or 4 … Continue reading

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Bradford October 2017

Bradford has a museum to be proud with the National Science and Media Museum. The author and a friend are pictured taking advantage of one display that showed thermal images of visitors. The white eyes are the hottest and I … Continue reading

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West Witton – Grave Situation

Below is the church of St Batholomew in West Witton where the churchyard (above) was consecrated in 1752. The majority of the grave stones follow a dales tradition of using uncarved local stone asĀ  markers or memorial. When shown together … Continue reading

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