Category Archives: Wit and Humour

Quirk wit and humourous anecdotes.

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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Relish and a Joke

You are unlikely to find this saucy little number in your local Chippy but you might overhear these old sores being repeated. ‘I have told you a million times not to exaggerate.’ So I went down the local supermarket, I … Continue reading

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Active Hobbies and Costs

Yorkshire Bank are worried that we spend too much money  on our hobbies. That is a bit rich coming from a bank now owned by the Aussies. From last years figures and statistics they came up with the following list … Continue reading

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Bridlington Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Brid or Bridlington to give it it’s Sunday name is a popular seaside resort with sandy beaches and an interesting harbour. The Groynes are wooden defences that run out to sea and protect the sandy beaches from adverse weather. The … Continue reading

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Dance Yorkshire

Whilst this book features Dancing in the East Riding there is a lot more going off in Yorkshire. I am always surprised at nthe number of dance venues still functioning for classes, medals and competitions. Undoubtedly a healthy pastime for … Continue reading

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