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Clog Almanacs

Before the invention of printing, uneducated people in England used wooden calendars to keep track of the seasons and of the religious festivals. These calendars were known as clog almanacs. This booklet describes some of the clog almanacs that survive … Continue reading

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Take a Turkish Bath to Unwind your Mind

Pamper yourself at the Turkish Baths in Harrogate. In the 21st century it is seen as a luxury way of relaxing but it was not always so. At one time it was a treatment and possible cure for a range … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About The White Rose of Yorkshire

White Rose of Yorkshire. The white rose of Yorkshire is the symbol for the House of York. From the fourteenth century it has also been the symbol for Yorkshire. The use of the White Rose of Yorkshire goes back to … Continue reading

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Curry on Bradford

World Curry Festival Bradford (and their small neighbor Leeds hosted the World Curry festival 2016. Local Bradford lad Zulfi Karim said¬† ‘The World Curry Festival is a long-held dream for me in which I saw a true celebration of one … Continue reading

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Bradford Fascinating Facts

Bradford is a major city in West Yorkshire. During the Nineteenth Century, Bradford was at the heart of the Industrial revolution and, for a time, was centre of the global wool trade. The British Wool marketing board is still based … Continue reading

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Photos of Trough of Bowland

OK, so we’re veering outside Yorkshire’s boundaries. But, these are some photos of the Trough of Bowland A misty moor. sheep in distance. A full river in Trough of Bowland. Jubilee Tower at top of Quernmore hill, looking towards Trough … Continue reading

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Great Public Toilets of Yorkshire

This public toilet in Lofthouse, Nidderdale is a grade II listed building. In fact it hardly looks like a public toilet but you can walk around the stone entrance and enjoy the delights of a grade II listed toilet. The … Continue reading

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Sheffield Romance

…………for Rose there is the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a clippie on Sheffield’s trams but war may shatter her ambitions………. What is a clippie a woman who is a conductor and ticket-taker on a bus’¬† – Merriam-Webster … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Airlines Classic

  Classic county comedy. “Taking off from Leeds International airport. Landing at Leeds International Airport after 20 minutes. – Because if it’s outside Yorkshire it’s not worth visiting!’ As an airplane is about to crash, a female passenger jumps up … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Snow September

Yorkshire, like much of the rest of the country, has been hit be heavy snow falls which have left the county blanketed in snow.   Gritters are struggling to keep roads open as stocks of salt run low. Scarborough Council … Continue reading

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