Category Archives: Wit and Humour

Quirk wit and humourous anecdotes.

John Prescott MP Kingston upon Hull East

Hull the City of Culture 2017 Baron Prescott, of Kingston upon Hull in the County of East Yorkshire formerly John ‘Prezza’ Prescott or ‘Two Jags’ as he was known during his time as Deputy Prime Minister has been his eloquent … Continue reading

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Virtual Yorkshire Museums

Virtual Absinthe leads to Virtual Yorkshire museums Continue reading

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Stick to Sticks

I was amused by these stick men with sticks on a bus window! It was better than Morris men with sticks but not a lot! Vintage Stick Jokes I am a mystic and this is my stick. ‘Hagha’ Tommy Cooper … Continue reading

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Cockersdale and Keith Marsden Doin’ the Manch

Doin’ the manch is the title and first song on a re-released album of songs from Cockersdale and the pen and fertile mind of Keith Marsden. Hopefully this song is playing as a tribute to Keith who died in 1991. … Continue reading

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Wilfred Pickles Have a Go

You can get snippets of Wilfred Pickles as an actor on youtube or watch a full comedy series with Jimmy Jewel from Barnsley on this boxed DVD of More Northern Comedy. According to wikipedia Wilfred Pickles was a proud Yorkshireman, … Continue reading

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Vexillologist’s Flag Flying over Yorkshire

Vexillology, meaning the study of flags, is intriguing and challenging, I am told by Associated Content. ‘Whether you focus on flags of nations, states, counties, cities, corporations or service groups, you need to be familiar with the basic vocabulary of … 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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God Made Yorkshire and Southern Wazzocks

 Making Yorkshire God’s Own County Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven God went missing for six days. Eventually, Archangel Michael found him on the seventh day resting. He enquired of God, ‘Where have you been?’ God pointed … Continue reading

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York Footpath or Snickelway Map

Snickelways were recently nominated as one of York’s seven man made wonders. Snickleways often lead the walker to fantastic pubs or act as short cuts to other watering holes. The Complete Snickelways of York  –  Mark W Jones If you … 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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