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Yorkshire Before 1066

Yorkshire folk are a hardy species with a long and fascinating historical past these are just some indicative seminal times. Jurassic period 140 million years ago between the Mesozoic era, Triassic and the Cretaceous period with marine conditions in Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Peter Sutcliffe

No more oxygen of publicity for the Yorkshire Ripper

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Yorkshire Grace and Favour

Yorkshires new archbishop Stephen Cottrell and  his grace’s God bless us all, an’ mak us able Ta eyt all t’ stuff ‘at’s on this table… We thank the Lord for what we’ve getten: But if mooare ‘ad been cutten Ther’d … Continue reading

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Trees of Yorkshire Museum Gardens

St Olav’s Church – York Museum Garden I intended to write about six Champion Trees of Yorkshire but discover the subject is fully covered in the Yorkshire museums own web site. Champion trees are the biggest examples in Yorkshire identified … Continue reading

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Venerable Holly the Sheep Shearer

Why do Holly bushes have spiny leaves? They evolved to protect from nibblers but sheep do not eat holly. The sheep probably used this tree for shelter and paid with a bit of wool. This shorn shady sheep is fleece … Continue reading

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Wapentake – Danish Pastry?

Yorkshire is renown for being divided into three Ridings, East, North and West. A Riding was derived from the Scandinavian word “thriding,” meaning a third part. The Danes had another smaller division called a Wapentake. According to the new Leeds … Continue reading

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Tilting at Yorkshire Windmills

Firstly we exclude the modern wind farms, wind turbines and their ilk designed for energy production and despoiling  the landscape. Windmill has the clue in the name, a mill that uses wind! Which area of the county has the greatest … Continue reading

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Warning the road bends sharply left under the narrow railway bridge. (When I say narrow I mean breath in).  Unfortunately the number of the bridge and safety instructions are obliterated by the similar graffiti on the plaque fixed to the … Continue reading

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Beeston Grave Situation

  Neat rows of houses built in one of Beeston’s heydays. Less neat were the desecrated grave stones in the park cemetery. Another hey day relates to the 15th century building Stank Hall tithe barn. Happily no longer in a … 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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