Author Archives: Hortoris

Will They Reopen When They Think it’s All Over

Snooker and pool Cue re-tippers formerly or currently in Shipley Uncomfortable shopping trolleys used as Pontefract Taxis. They are the only transport to be allowed to park ‘at any time’ In Leeds Harlie’s isn’t currently accepting orders but will it … Continue reading

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Petty and Sons Printers of West Yorkshire

Petty & Sons was officially launched in 1865 by John William Petty at a Leeds base wence from it became one of the UK’s preeminent printers. During the 19th century the strong Methodism and Temperance principles of the Petty family … Continue reading

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Trees of Yorkshire Museum Gardens

St Olav’s Church – York Museum Garden I intended to write about six Champion Trees of Yorkshire but discover the subject is fully covered in the Yorkshire museums own web site. Champion trees are the biggest examples in Yorkshire identified … Continue reading

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Spectators on Yorkshire Puddings

With no live sporting fixtures or artistic performances where have all the spectators gone? Well one answer is on some form of ‘lock down’ even those who are doing sterling work to keep us live, fed and serviced in all … Continue reading

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Two Yorkshire Culinary Favourites Rhubarb & Ginger

It is the time of year when Wakefield rhubarb is in season and gingerbread is never out of season. So here is a combination of these two excellent local products brought together as Rhubarb Gingerbread. I use thicker stalks of … Continue reading

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Owzthat Yorkshire Against Surrey and the Aussies

One game that wont need to be cancelled during the period of social distancing is the old standby for wet summer weather – Owzthat!¬† Called a cricket dice game it is far more than that to me. As a youngster, … Continue reading

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Rainbows – Crock of Gold at the End of Lock Down

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Menston Garden Conifers

                      In addition to Gods Own County I also maintain a gardeners tips web site with over 2000 pages of photos, tips and quirk posts. One of my recent pages … Continue reading

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In the Olden Days – Pre Covid 19

Bradford buses used to be blue and people used them. Now they are rainbow of colours and virtually no one uses them for pleasure. With nothing to do with our time we are home cleaning and recycling like mad. This … Continue reading

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Ow Much!

A clever shop window sign Ow Much would be even cleverer if I had finished with a ? Queuing for the Otley 20p Shop I currently miss¬† shopping in Otley at the 20p shop! A great concept with everything only … Continue reading

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