Category Archives: Villages, Towns and Cities

Locations of interest, history or special merit

Gisburn and Yorkshire’s White Bull

We want it back! Gisburn is a ‘West Riding’ village in the Ribble Valley on our border with Lancashire. The natural and historic affinity with Yorkshire was usurped during some misguided county reorganisation and Lancashire was given primogenitor. The quiet … Continue reading

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More Halifax – Proud Old Fashioned Borough Market

A right gob stopper with all sorts for local jelly babies Cosmetic improvements well sorted Nancy Sinatra could have got her boots for walking here Reflect on the work clothes – I fancy one of those chef’s hats and a … Continue reading

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Piecehall Halifax – Grade 1 in Many Ways

The newly renovated 18th century cloth hall has to be the best in Britain. This architectural treasure has been significantly enhanced by years of effort and lots of dosh but commercially it needs reinvention. This Morris dancing on 14th of … Continue reading

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Skipton Facts Updated for 2018

A History of Skipton Skipton is Anglo Saxon for Sheep Town. There is still a Sheep Street and an aptly named pub on it called The Wooly Sheep Inn. Full sized, ornamental, painted sheep are used to promote events around … Continue reading

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Seamer Fascinating Facts

Seamer in Recent History Well  perhaps not so recent when in AD 1086 this village was known as as Semær,  Semare or more exotically Samara. The name may have been taken from Old English for ‘lake’ indeed there was a … Continue reading

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Burneston’s Wimbledon Winner

How often have you driven through a village without pausing to look at what is happening or consider its history? I was tempted to stop at the church in Burneston by the archway over the gate. I am glad I … Continue reading

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Roberttown – Robin Hood and Other Highlights

My first highlight was in the 1960’s when I did some courting in the pubs of Roberttown. It wasn’t only the romance but the Chicken and Chips in a basket that made the trip worth the effort. The only alternative … Continue reading

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Wetherby Interesting and Unusual Facts

Wetherby is a small market town with a Royal Charter to hold a market since 1240 AD. It has a big riverside frontage on the Wharfe which provides visitors with interesting riverside walks, picnic areas and a free car park. … Continue reading

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Settle Interesting & Unusual Facts

The North Yorkshire settlement of Settle may have been populated by Angles in the 6th century and there are prehistoric remains amongst the limestone hills nearby. Interesting Facts Settle is well known for its position on the Settle to Carlisle … Continue reading

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Credit Crunch for Retail – Huddersfield

Mary Portas is called the Queen of Shops and publishes books and a newspaper column in the Daily Telegraph. For some reason she chose to take a side swipe at Huddersfield in her ‘Shop’ column. She said  ‘ New Street … Continue reading

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