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)

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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Doncaster in the Political Spotlight

The Directly Elected Mayor: is the council’s political leader and is elected by constituents on a four-year term of office has executive powers and is responsible for the effective implementation of council policy and delivering services has eight cabinet members to advise … Continue reading

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Betwixed Leeds and Shipley Along the Canal

‘Leaving Leeds and heading towards Shipley’. The first 10 miles of the Leeds-Liverpool canal hold a lot of interest for walkers, fishermen and historians. It is a good 10 mile linear walk with pubs enroute at Newley, Rodley, Baildon and … Continue reading

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Middleham Facts Interesting and Unusual

Middleham has 5 airports and two major ports less than 90 miles away. It is nearer Manchester than Hull but less than 20 miles from Darlington or Ripon. So that puts Middleham on the map or almost. Middleham is in … Continue reading

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Quarry Hill Flat Flats

Look around the bottom of the Headrow in Leeds and wonder where Quarry Hill flats should have been Continue reading

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Bridlington Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Brid or Bridlington to give it it’s Sunday name is a popular seaside resort with sandy beaches and an interesting harbour. The Groynes are wooden defences that run out to sea and protect the sandy beaches from adverse weather. The … Continue reading

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Ripon Of Men and Fishes

The founders of Ripon St Eata and St Wilfrid were fishers of men in the Middle Ages. The Cathedral, containing one of Europe’s oldest crypts, was founded on the ruins of St Wilfrid’s Abbey about 672 AD, the small crypt … Continue reading

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Slack Bottom and Slack Top Facts

If you have a ‘slack bottom’ worry not. Slack is a hamlet approximately 2 miles from the centre of Hebden Bridge. From the Halifax direction there is no right turn up the hill at the Slack traffic lights so you … Continue reading

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