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Scarborough Setting for 1st Yorkshire Book Club Offering

Preface to Yorkshire Book Club (A1) Finding a book to start Yorkshire – God’s Own County book club proved to be an interesting challenge. Should we opt for a tried and tested author who was already popular and well known? … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – God’s Own County Book Club

We are launching a simple new book club but we are not reprising books covered earlier even though due to popular demand we may show the odd link. The God’s Own County Book Club is an internet phenomenon based on … Continue reading

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Know Your Oliver Onions Yorkshire’s Ghost Story Expert

Oliver Onions was a contemporary of J B Priestley both were born in Bradford and both authors of significant talent. Oliver Onions wrote some of the finest Ghost stories of the time and his tales of the supernatural are still … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have too Many Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire Sandwich Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish in a T-Cake with gravy. Specifically from The Golcar Lily. Mmmmmmm…yorkshire pudding. This is from the BEST dinner ever!!! For everyting you need for Yorkshire puddings including bakeware (tins to you and … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Regiment Young Musicians – Old Soldiers

Soldier with 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment on Patrol in Afghanistan ‘A soldier with 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment is pictured on patrol in the Nahr-e Seraj district of Helmand, Afghanistan. B Coy (Company) 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (1 … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Boots & Beer Walking Festival

Lambs in Yorkshire are getting their own special number and web address for Internet gamboling! Why don’t shy wet sheep shrink? (Say that after a pint of Riggwelter) How do they make great beer out of Black Sheep? The Black Sheep … Continue reading

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Pickering

Pickering is the perfect start to your steam train adventure, leaving the charming village the trains to Whitby go through stations evocative of an earlier era. Levisham is an 1912 style station, accessible by one solitary hill road and suitable … Continue reading

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Tea Rooms to Visit on the Yorkshire Tea Council Trail

In 1919 Frederick Belmont opened his first Bettys Café Tea Rooms in the fashionable spa town of Harrogate. It seems like I was queuing from that date as the people snaked around the corner last weekend. There are six Bettys … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Sweet Tooth

Liquorice Pomfret is an early name for Pontefract and as most Yorkshire children know, Pontefract is the heart of Yorkshires liquorice making. Around the time of the Battle of Hastings, French monks arrived in Pontefract with liquorice plants for medicinal … Continue reading

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Ladies Days At Yorkshire Racecourses

If you have an eye for a good horse then go to one of Yorkshires premier Racecourses this summer on Ladies day. Below is a list of special event when the Ladies can dress up (to loose money if you … Continue reading

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