Author Archives: Hortoris

Yorkshire TV Broadcasting

Yorkshire TV studios were opened in 1968 at  Kirkstall Road Leeds broadcasting in black & white. By the end of 1969 ITV programmes started to be broadcast in colour. Yorkshire Television Limited ceased to trade on 1 January 2007 when … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiership Soccer Limelight

What do Sheffield United, Hull FC, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley FC, Middlesbrough Huddersfield Town, Bradford City and Leeds United all have in common? Loyal fans, tenacity and club spirit undoubtedly but also  records of promotion and relegation to and from the … Continue reading

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Ampleforth the Scandal Continues

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse the long running investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in residential schools still continues through November 2020. An earlier report by (IICSA) said the school at Ampleforth was ‘secretive, evasive … Continue reading

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Cut to the Quick Scissors

I am always on the lookout for Yorkshire stories and there was a snippet in our paper about a scissor company in Sheffield. So I cut it out out of shear vandalism. The thrust of the article was about the … Continue reading

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Kirkstall Valley Nature Trail

Where can you walk with children or grandchildern during tier 3 lockdown? We tried Kirkstall Valley one of Leeds best kept and free secrets. Very few people are aware of this interesting and substantial area of open space so close … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

What do successful Turkeys say?                     Quack! quack! If April brings showers what do May flowers bring?   Pilgrims If anyone wants a copy of Osteopath weekly, I have back issues. Pork Barrels Trump goes back a long way but no pardon. … Continue reading

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Excuse for Photos from National Railway Museum

The government funded £18m transformation of the National Railway Museum will include a new gallery and exhibition spaces, improved accessibility and the restoration of heritage buildings. Eventually both halves of the museum will be linked and provided with a smart … Continue reading

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From Mytholmroyd to The British Library

The British Library is another institution that is letting down the silent majority and failing to focus on its prime purpose as a ‘legal deposit library’. It should facilitate research from the published works it maintains in London and Boston … Continue reading

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Club Roots of Yorkshire Bonsai

Yorkshire folk can be quite clubable and this is shown in their passions and hobbies. One of my examples facilitated beer drinking and snooker playing in my younger days when I was a member of a Liberal club, Conservative club … Continue reading

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Tyre Fires In Bradford

Problems caused by the 2020 Bradford Tyre Fire In addition to the social disruption to schools, transport and local residents all fires pose chemical risks from: Particulates are deposited in the atmosphere and cause air pollution. A large number of … Continue reading

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