Miscellany in Yorkshire

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We at Gods Own County have 400 pages of miscellaneous rubbish, pithy comment plus ideas on where to go and what to do when you get there.
On a good day we get that many readers but can cope with many more so link in your friends (or enemies we’re not proud).
For those wishing to extend their knowledge of Yorkshire from an armchair we can point you to :-

Answers to the following type of question?

  • What is a Yorkshire Fat Rascal?
  • Why has a song about hats and moors become the Yorkshire Anthem?
  • Where can you find Booze, Crackpot and the Land of Nod?
  • How did the white rose become Yorkshire’s emblem?
  • Which three Prime Ministers were born in Yorkshire?
  • Who are Yorkshire’s real Calendar Girls?
  • When is Yorkshire Day? (shame on you if you do not know go to the bottom of the class or Lancashire)

The answers are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany by Tom Holman

  • In the amazon blurb they claim it is an  ‘entertaining guide to this much-loved part of England and a celebration of its people, places, history and quirks.
  • Learn the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and how to cook specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart.
  • Discover the secrets of building a dry stone wall and uncover the Yorkshire locations of famous films and TV shows.
  • Understand the history of famous Yorkshire icons like the flat cap and the Yorkshire terrier, and read about the lives of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen and women.
  • A Yorkshire Miscellany is crammed with intriguing facts and figures- a fascinating treasure trove to delight Yorkshire natives and visitors alike.

All available from amazon for less than £6.00


As a viable alternative wait until Gods Own County turns it’s attention on these miscellaneous subjects in future posts.

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