Author Archives: Hortoris

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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Days Out for Kids to age 92

With Half Term and Easter just around the corner you may want some ideas where to take the kids or grandchildren for a day out. This is just a short selection of Yorkshire based attractions and I would add the … Continue reading

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Otley You Are Not Drinking Enough

Is the economy so bad down in Otley that no one is drinking enough to keep the pubs viable. Always a great place to drink, Otley landlords must be having a hard time after the opening of Sainsbury’s and Netto’s … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Master Voice – 1970’s & 1980’s Pop Music

Party thrash, heavy metal, hard rock and then there is pop music all found in Yorkshire. Continue reading

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Maggies Doggy Walkers

Yeadon- Rawdon – North Leeds   On holiday, busy at work or too sick to ‘walk the dog’ then Maggies Mutts can walk you back to happiness   Get your dog away from music and it to the fresh air … Continue reading

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‘Live at Leeds’ – Yorkshire Pop Music in 1970’s

1970’s music is alive and well with many Yorkshire performers still touring and performing Continue reading

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Balliff Bridge & Berry Brow Brass Band

First edition of Wit Character Folklore and Customs of the North Riding of Yorkshire Continue reading

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Flower Fund Homes in West Yorkshire

Flower fund charities provide homes for independent retired folk in Yorkshire Continue reading

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Yorkshire 1960’s Pop Singers and Clubs

The 1960′s was a great era for popular music and Yorkshire had a thriving club scene. 3 selected performers Arthur Brown, Joe Cocker and Dave Berry are still performing Continue reading

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