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Get around Yorkshire with transport old and new

Yorkshire Day Out

It was a fine sunny August 1st 2018 and there were no hail stones, moorland fires or natural disasters in God’s Own County! A couple of organisations in and around Skipton earned a special mention when the grandson was giving … Continue reading

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George Cayley a Great Yorkshire Engineer

Sir George Cayley, 27 December 1773 – 15 December 1857 was a Yorkshire born engineer, inventor, and aviator. He is one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics. Many consider him to be the first true scientific … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Tools of the Carriage Trade

Stables and Harness Rooms It is hard to imagine transport in the Victorian era and prior. Journeys had to be taken on foot, horseback or coach. There were numerous types of coach, carriage, cart and waggons for 1,2 or 4 … Continue reading

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Girls not on a Train

                                  The Liverpool to Scarborough train has just dropped me at Seamer the penultimate station before the terminus – If it doesn’t stop in … Continue reading

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7 Man Made Wonders of Yorkshire – Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead is somewhat remote boasting only a railway station a few houses and The Station Inn. The teddybears may have a bit of a wait before they can start their picnic. Located at the head of the River Ribble, the … Continue reading

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20 mph Speed Zones Fast for Yorkshire

A section of Pateley Bridge is restricted to a 20mph speed zone. It would be hard to go faster in the town and why would you want too anyway? 20 mph zones are becoming increasingly popular with local residents because … Continue reading

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Air Ambulances of Yorkshire

Overhead Chopper at Leeds-Bradford Airport ‘The Leeds-Bradford airspace seemed to be full of budding pilots on the afternoon when I passed by. This helicopter was on a training session run by private aviation company Multiflight, a business which is based … Continue reading

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Plane Crazy Kangaroos, Skuas, Sharks and Hawks in Brough

Back in 1915 Robert Blackburn (RB) set up a base for the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company in Brough. Amongst the aircraft made by the company were the early Kangaroos, Sharks, Skuas and the Swift. Aeroplanes From Blackburn Aeroplane and … Continue reading

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Jowett the Yorkshire Javelin Ahead of Time

The two seater soft top Jowett Jupiter was developed from the success of the Javelin in 1950. The streamlined shape implied speed and was a well engineered car with stronger brakes and new features. It had a steel tube frame … Continue reading

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Betwixed Leeds and Shipley Along the Canal

‘Leaving Leeds and heading towards Shipley’. The first 10 miles of the Leeds-Liverpool canal hold a lot of interest for walkers, fishermen and historians. It is a good 10 mile linear walk with pubs enroute at Newley, Rodley, Baildon and … Continue reading

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