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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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Yorkshire Pig Breeds

Large White Yorkshire Pig The Large White pig, also known as the English Large White, is a breed of domesticated pig originating in Yorkshire. It is also fondly known as the Yorkshire pig. First recognized in 1868 and registered in … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sheep

The Wensleydale is a large long wool sheep with a distinctive grey black face, ears and legs. The Wensleydale breed was developed in the 19th century by crossing English Leicester and Teeswater sheep to make a mule that developed in … Continue reading

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Sheffield Romance

…………for Rose there is the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a clippie on Sheffield’s trams but war may shatter her ambitions………. What is a clippie a woman who is a conductor and ticket-taker on a bus’  – Merriam-Webster … Continue reading

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White Rose Zulu

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Swaledale in Wharfedale

Yan is not amused. Is it mixed tup? Ewe scrag end of neck Can one man and your dog cutout this ear tag Riggwelter had me on my back after 3 pints

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How Many Politicians will it take to change the EU?

Now you are asking! Will the EU really change? Will the excessive levels of UK government ever become fit for purpose? The formula for the number of politicians  currently required seems to be y(x + 1) when x is the … Continue reading

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Where’er You Wander

Holidays or work trips looming? Do not forget the words to Home Sweet Home an old folk song once banned as it was thought it encouraged desertion in the American forces. ….. ‘There’s no place like home Well I say … Continue reading

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Thomas Chippendale Staring With Prince Charles on TV

Two hundred and ninety eight years after his birth in Otley, Thomas Chippendale is to star with Prince Charles in a  TV series called ‘Great Estates’. This staring role for Chippendale is largely down to his top quality furniture and … Continue reading

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Pontefract Building Tourism

Pontefract has many fine buildings and a notable history to boot. Find out about them and lots more at the museum right in the center of town. It is housed in a fine looking red brick building built in 1904 … Continue reading

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