Category Archives: Books Club & Literary Work

God’s Own County Book Club selections, anecdotes, comment and literary works

Clever Little Tit or Bird Brain

Tim Birkhead has produced a brainy book on ornithology as you would expect from an academic. However he has also been very clever in making it accessible to all ornithologists. Continue reading

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Hockney Rebel

If you are a Cockney Rebel when you come from London are you a Bradfordney Rebel or Yorkney Rebel from Yorkshire? naw tha’s just normal. ‘Hockney’s Pictures’ is a retrospective of one of the most popular pop artist in the … Continue reading

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Miscellany in Yorkshire

400 web pages of miscellaneous Yorkshire snippets plus links to a new book on Yorkshire Continue reading

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Yorkshire Cricket Slip Catch Dropped

The Bradford League produced some great cricketers and employed others like Sir Leary Constantine. The top star on many peoples list would be Jim Laker 1922-86 who was born in Frizinghall and attended Salt’s school. Jim played at Roberts Park … Continue reading

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Fred Trueman Still Speaks Out

Frederick Sewards Trueman OBE Fred Trueman to All Yorkshire Folk All Yorkshiremen have a favourite Fred Trueman story and mine goes something like this: Opening the bowling as usual from the Kirkstall Lane End Fred’s first ball rapped the openers … Continue reading

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Sir Fred Hoyle Astronomer, Cosmologist and Sci-fi Author

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS 24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001 a Yorkshire man who coined the phrase ‘ The Big Bang’ and missed out on not one but two or three Nobel prizes for physics. Fred Hoyle was born … Continue reading

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Yorkshiremen Climbing Everest

Heroic Barnsley Hero If you have spent grueling days climbing to the top of the world to reach your dream? If it has cost you a fortune in time, cash and goodwill from the family? If you are near the … Continue reading

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Wisden on Yorkshire and Yorkshire on Wisden

Yorkshire lad Duncan Hamilton has produced a tour-de-force for Wisden and a compilation about all that is great about Yorkshire Cricket. This season is shaping up to be great year too so expect another edition soon but buy a first … Continue reading

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JWM Turner in Yorkshire

It is said that ‘The beauty of Yorkshire’s landscape moved the great British painter JMW Turner to tears’. No surprise there then for Yorkshire folk who are lucky enough to live and travel in the county. “Turner loved Yorkshire and … Continue reading

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Dales Barns Survival

Not all the wonderful barns of the Yorkshire Dales have been converted in to holiday lets or cottage homes. These distinctive, rustic almost run-down but utilitarian structures still abound. Originally erected in 18th and 19th centuries many of these barns … Continue reading

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