Author Archives: Hortoris

Autumn Diseases & Times Past

‘Coughs and sneezes spread diseases – trap your germs in a handkerchief.’  This slogan was first used during the 1918-20 influenza epidemic. Other earlier measures and problems are reminiscent of our own corona virus problems. Medically speaking November has never … Continue reading

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Archbishop of York in Tangled Web

John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu  retired as the Archbishop of York on 7 June 2020. The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Welby’s confident  Stephen Cottrell was then appointed to be the 98th Archbishop of York, the second most senior … Continue reading

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Sex Work in Holbeck

Basis Yorkshire Ltd  – is one of those invaluable ‘hands on’, smaller charities that work with sectors of society that do not attract a great deal of charitable support. Its work is not helped by nimby protesters against Leeds legal … Continue reading

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My View of National Trust Yorkshire

November 2020 have just cancelled my membership! I gave it thought but the main driver was the abysmal management of the organisation. It is nothing to do with the properties which include many national or international gems (including East Riddlesden … Continue reading

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Peter Sutcliffe

No more oxygen of publicity for the Yorkshire Ripper

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Frank Brangwyn’s War Posters and Yorkshire Connections

Frank Brangwyn was a multifaceted artist-craftsman who created murals, posters, oils, watercolours and furniture, textiles, ceramics, stained glass and prints. Among his significant body of work are many items  in the Scarborough art collection. Commissioned to produce  posters to support … Continue reading

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19th Century Leeds Lad John Atkinson Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw (JAG) Whitby Looking South 1883 FlicrAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) What would an artist want to be remembered for? An appreciation of his or her works irrespective of genre, perceived or intrinsic value? A combination of … Continue reading

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Painter Christopher Bramham

Yorkshire born former Bradford Art College student Christopher shares his surname with a Leeds village Bramham cum Oglethorpe. ‘Christopher Bramham new work‘  from jonathan clark fine art available from amazon and others  From an introduction by Sebastian Smee, the Australian-born  … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Grace and Favour

Yorkshires new archbishop Stephen Cottrell and  his grace’s God bless us all, an’ mak us able Ta eyt all t’ stuff ‘at’s on this table… We thank the Lord for what we’ve getten: But if mooare ‘ad been cutten Ther’d … Continue reading

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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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