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Who are the Greatest Yorkshiremen?

Fred Trueman and Alan Titchmarsh fail to reach the top ten. In his book Yorkshire Greats Bernard Ingham provides a fascinating selection of 50 great Yorkshiremen and Yorkshirewomen. From Captain Cook to William Wilberforce, from John Wycliffe to Fred Trueman, … Continue reading

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Meditation in Yorkshire

Meditation is not the most traditional of Yorkshire past-times, but here at God’s Own County, we are receptive to new ideas and if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. So we have been looking into what meditation is, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Historically, Yorkshire boundaries were bounded by the physical landscape of the East coast (Humberside). The River Tees in the North, and in the West, the Western slopes of the Pennines. Yorkshire was split into three Ridings – East Riding, North … Continue reading

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Menston Photos

A selection of photos taken in the village of Menston. The old school which is now a business, from Menston Parish Church. Sunrise at St John’s Church Menston. Looking towards the Chevin and Otley. From the top of Derry Hill … Continue reading

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Bradford Rainbow Photos

  Rainbow over Bradford. Photos taken 23 December, 2014. Rainbow over Bradford. The Queen approves. (click on photo for larger image) Bradford rises from the ashes Bradford Even Bradford Interchange can look romantic with the right light.

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Leeds City Centre Photos

New for old and vice versa – even as we speak new buildings are reflecting the changes on Boar Lane with the new Trinity shopping centre. Leeds Station is one of the UK’s biggest and busiest train stations. Leeds now  … Continue reading

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Photos Yorkshire Dales with Dusting of Snow

In April of this year, it snowed in the middle of quite a warm spring. The snow stayed on the hill tops for the next couple of days, despite the spring sunshine. It created a great new vista of the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Photos of Yorkshire

Some photos of rainbows in  Yorkshire  

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Photos Burnsall – Yorkshire Dales

Bursnall Dec 2015 Burnsall Dec 2015 Burnsall is a quintessential Yorkshire Dales village. It is surrounded by high fells offering great views of the village, river and landmark bridge. The three arched bridge crosses the River Wharfe and provides an … Continue reading

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Off to Wetherby Races

If you are thinking of a drink on the way to or from the races, jump too it. Bear in mind that you need to be well shod at the Three Horseshoes on the Horsefair at Boroughbridge (below). The Wetherby … Continue reading

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