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Happy Yorkshire Day 2020

1st August 2020 could be renamed locked down ‘West Riding Day’ where you can’t even meet in your own garden. During the first lockdown we missed 2 funerals, our golden wedding cruise and our grandsons 4th birthday. Just when we … Continue reading

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PPE Pathetic Plastic Environment

The Pathetic Plastic Environment This is a small sample of the medical and safety waste that has been dumped on our local streets; it just doesn’t cover your nose it can get right up it! Whilst walking our streets for … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunting in Yorkshire

As you would expect Yorkshire has more than it’s fair share of ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Numerous event organisations will help the hunting of the paranormal but there is more fun by ghost hunting … Continue reading

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Logarithmic Log On for Digital School

As the time comes to return to school many people will be tackling the vexed problem of logarithms. For me it is  60 years too late but I recently logged on to computer based maths lessons to try get back … Continue reading

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Speleologists Visit Yorkshire

We are not talking about people spell incorrectly as speleology is the scientific study of caves and pot holes. Yorkshire has its fair share of such karst features, underground drainage systems, sinkholes and caves enough to interest most ardent speleologists. … Continue reading

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Stonewalled Dry Stone Walls

Cycling to the Wall The best way to seek out and see Yorkshires best stonewalls is to get on your bike! Walking is the traditional way of getting around the dales and still to be admired. Cycling on the other … Continue reading

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Do You Latch the Sneck or Sneck the Latch

Painted Door and Sneck in Eccleshill There is more than one way to ‘shut that door’ or gate including the use of a catch, bolt, bar, lock, hook, hasp or some other fastening. Here on Gods Own County we are … Continue reading

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Morley Cholera and Collieries

Throughout Yorkshire there were primrose paths to brilliant primulas this spring. Apologies are in order as this picture in Morley is a couple of years old as I am confined to barracks at the moment. Morley was a great coal … Continue reading

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Open and Shut

Is York St Mary’s an entrance you can use or a no entry sign that you shouldn’t. This sign was erected for the Van Gough Experience. I tried to enter at the start of the exhibition but there was still … Continue reading

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Off The Wall

Who would have thought fire cement could have 101 uses? I was certainly sceptical until I came across a booklet published by the Pyruma people at Sankey’s in the 1950’s. They claim it was ‘Ideal for making – Model Railway … Continue reading

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