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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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Captain England Play for Yorkshire

                  Lord Hawke,  7th Baron Hawke of Towton played for Yorkshire from 1881 to 1911. He captained England 4 times winning all of those matches. Stanley Jackson 1905 won his only test … Continue reading

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Extra Unseasonal Photos

Value for Money Extra Autumn Photos of Yorkshire Menston trees in autumn sunshine Acer in Autumn sun. Wharfe Valley from Bleach Mill Lane St John’s Road Ripponden Bolton Abbey

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Newly Haunted Bradford – Sunbridgewells

Was the opening of the Victorian tunnels under Ivegate a good idea or have old ghosts and ghouls been released on the unsuspecting public. The Victorian tunnels have previously contained and constrained all sorts of undefined mysterious bodies best left … Continue reading

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Drop In To A Yorkshire Cafe

The catchy upper windows at this cafe caught my attention in Idle.  The steamy windows hinted at a warm welcome to augment the smiley faces. It was then that the name sank in and I thought a drop of tea … Continue reading

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