Author Archives: Hortoris

Gaudi In Yorkshire

Earlier this year GOC threatened to start a series of chimney photographs. Little did we know that Antoni Gaudi the Spanish designer and architect had left his mark on Yorkshire with his chimneys.We didn’t know because in all probability he … Continue reading

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Nostalgia is Bigger Than It Used To Be

Can you remember nostalgia or do you need a reminder of childhood, music, TV and past times…. Continue reading

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Identity Politics None Woke Version

What \can Sigmund Freud Teach Our Politicians The id is the unconscious primitive and instinctual part of the mind that contains sexual and aggressive drives etc. Many politicians spring to mind if you consider this. The super-ego brings lots more … Continue reading

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Self Identification as a Tyke

It will not come as a surprise that I identify as a Tyke and always have done. From mothers milk, with no foreign formulas, through trusted Yorkshire tea and Tetley’s, I was a proper baby Tyke. I graduated at an … Continue reading

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Commission Police Commissioners,

The New English Dictionary has many definitions for ‘commission’ but number 5 on page 271 states . ‘ an act of committing something: the commission of a crime.’  So have I stumbled on the Yorkshire comma.  Are we to have … Continue reading

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Politicians Know No Boundaries

Revised Yorkshire Parliamentary Boundaries We are overdue for a rebalancing of parliamentary constituencies to relate more closely to current and anticipated populations. The last changes for England & Wales was in  2010 so about 8 years late (normal for the … Continue reading

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Repeal the Local Government Act 1972

‘Enough is enough’ as many true Yorkshire folk would say. It is too long since we achieved a repeal of the act of parliament that messed unnecessarily with our county boundaries and organisations. I know you can’t easily unravel such … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Chimneys Falling Down

Are Yorkshire’s fine chimneys falling into disrepair and falling down? They should be cosseted as important heritage assets reflecting an industrial age that is passing us by. I hope to photograph and catalogue a selection of interesting chimneys and lookalike … Continue reading

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Good Old City Variety Days

Do you remember the ‘Come Dancing’ TV series of 1950 or ‘The White Heather Club’ perhaps not but I bet you remember ‘The Good Old Days’. The Good Old Days started in 1953 and was broadcast live from the City … 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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