Category Archives: Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Information and facts about Yorkshire Towns and Cities that are worth a visit (and aren’t they all)

York’s Unusual Cold War Bunker Museum

At the height of the cold war the Royal Observer Corp No 20 opened it’s bunker in Acomb York. In 1961 it was the a time of concern and international political unrest with serious fears about the Russian intentions. The … Continue reading

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Dewsbury – Facts Interesting and Unusual

Dewsbury Markets Wednesday and Saturday General Markets in Dewsbury are still the largest and most renowned  market in Yorkshire. The open market boasts over 300 stalls and the permanent Victorian Market hall has a further 36. Amongst these permanent stalls … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About The White Rose of Yorkshire

White Rose of Yorkshire. The white rose of Yorkshire is the symbol for the House of York. From the fourteenth century it has also been the symbol for Yorkshire. The use of the White Rose of Yorkshire goes back to … Continue reading

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Bradford Fascinating Facts

Bradford is a major city in West Yorkshire. During the Nineteenth Century, Bradford was at the heart of the Industrial revolution and, for a time, was centre of the global wool trade. The British Wool marketing board is still based … 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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York Footpath or Snickelway Map

Snickelways were recently nominated as one of York’s seven man made wonders. Snickleways often lead the walker to fantastic pubs or act as short cuts to other watering holes. The Complete Snickelways of York  –  Mark W Jones If you … Continue reading

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Terry’s of York – A Bite of History

Can you see what it is yet? Yes you probably guessed it is a mug! Some History of Terry’s of York What do an apothecary, confectioner and citrus peel importer have in common? When one of them was Joseph Terry … Continue reading

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Welcome to Saltaire – BD18

As a UNESCO World Heritage site a visit to Saltaire is a must. This is due to the present amenities and  Saltaire’s extremely interesting past. Set alongside the river Aire from which it gets part of its name Saltaire also … Continue reading

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Whitby – Home For Vampires That Fear The Light?

Since Bram Stoker lit his first candle to see the ink drying on his story of Dracula the local vampires have preferred the night and twilight. So might you if you see the light like this around St Mary’s and … Continue reading

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