Category Archives: Yorkshire History and Heritage

What makes us what we are if not our history, heritage and heredity.

A Different York Pub Crawl

From Leeds to York it is only 22 minutes on the train and the near-by Maltings awaits the thirst traveler. On Tuesday 20th July train enthusiasts steamed in for a quick lunch before a trip back north on the  LNER … Continue reading

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Wait for Old Yorkshire Music

Royal courts may have had their fools and jesters, Robin Hood had the  wandering minstrel Alan-a-Dale  and Yorkshire’s mayors had their ‘City Waits’. What was a Wait From medieval times groups of musicians were sometimes organised as waits. The York … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Before 1066

Yorkshire folk are a hardy species with a long and fascinating historical past these are just some indicative seminal times. Jurassic period 140 million years ago between the Mesozoic era, Triassic and the Cretaceous period with marine conditions in Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Autumn Diseases & Times Past

‘Coughs and sneezes spread diseases – trap your germs in a handkerchief.’  This slogan was first used during the 1918-20 influenza epidemic. Other earlier measures and problems are reminiscent of our own corona virus problems. Medically speaking November has never … Continue reading

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My View of National Trust Yorkshire

November 2020 have just cancelled my membership! I gave it thought but the main driver was the abysmal management of the organisation. It is nothing to do with the properties which include many national or international gems (including East Riddlesden … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunting in Yorkshire

As you would expect Yorkshire has more than it’s fair share of ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Numerous event organisations will help the hunting of the paranormal but there is more fun by ghost hunting … Continue reading

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Do You Latch the Sneck or Sneck the Latch

Painted Door and Sneck in Eccleshill There is more than one way to ‘shut that door’ or gate including the use of a catch, bolt, bar, lock, hook, hasp or some other fastening. Here on Gods Own County we are … Continue reading

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Open and Shut

Is York St Mary’s an entrance you can use or a no entry sign that you shouldn’t. This sign was erected for the Van Gough Experience. I tried to enter at the start of the exhibition but there was still … Continue reading

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Trees of Yorkshire Museum Gardens

St Olav’s Church – York Museum Garden I intended to write about six Champion Trees of Yorkshire but discover the subject is fully covered in the Yorkshire museums own web site. Champion trees are the biggest examples in Yorkshire identified … Continue reading

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Songs, Ballads & Poetry from at Least 160 Years Ago

Yesterday during the housebound phase of the day I was furtling around my old bookcase and discovered an 1860 edition of  ‘Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire’ by C J Davison Ingledew. I was impressed with the half dozen items related … Continue reading

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