Category Archives: Yorkshire Folk

Who is and who was in Yorkshire. Down to earth folk from or linked to God’s Own County.

Old Amos Nowt but a Great Old Dalesman

Nowt but Old Amos It is better to ‘ave nowt than do nowt. A laugh at your own expense costs nowt He that knows nowt doubts nowt Nowt but rain leaves us all soggy Nowt is as desirable as summat … Continue reading

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George Cayley a Great Yorkshire Engineer

Sir George Cayley, 27 December 1773 – 15 December 1857 was a Yorkshire born engineer, inventor, and aviator. He is one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics. Many consider him to be the first true scientific … Continue reading

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Otley Pubs as Was

Reborn as Wetherspoons – Trevor Wallis old youtube Reborn as Woolpack Music and Arts Venue To be reborn with a history

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Philip Davies MP for Shipley 2005-20xx?

or woman scribbled this graffito.’   A ‘singular’ politician Philip Davies is a candidate in the June 2017 Westminster election. Like other former members of parliament, by rights he should not currently be titled MP.

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Harrogate’s Great War Terriers

Interesting Comment and Facts about The Harrogate Terriers A Roll of Honour and medal lists of 2,000 officers and men known to have served during the war to end all wars is contained in the book. General Haig accused the … 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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Yorkshire’s Richest People

Five years ago we commented on the then wealth generated by various people of Yorkshire 1st Eddie and Malcolm Healey. Combined weatlh of £1.5 billion (UK – 42nd) Eddie Healey was the developers of the Meadowhall shopping centre, in Sheffield. … Continue reading

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John Prescott MP Kingston upon Hull East

Hull the City of Culture 2017 Baron Prescott, of Kingston upon Hull in the County of East Yorkshire formerly John ‘Prezza’ Prescott or ‘Two Jags’ as he was known during his time as Deputy Prime Minister has been his eloquent … Continue reading

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Cockersdale and Keith Marsden Doin’ the Manch

Doin’ the manch is the title and first song on a re-released album of songs from Cockersdale and the pen and fertile mind of Keith Marsden. Hopefully this song is playing as a tribute to Keith who died in 1991. … Continue reading

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Wilfred Pickles Have a Go

You can get snippets of Wilfred Pickles as an actor on youtube or watch a full comedy series with Jimmy Jewel from Barnsley on this boxed DVD of More Northern Comedy. According to wikipedia Wilfred Pickles was a proud Yorkshireman, … Continue reading

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