Category Archives: Yorkshire History and Heritage

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

Ampleforth Church, Abbey and Stained Glass

Ampleforth village is home to an abbey, college, school and the parish church. The Saxon church of St Hilda at Ampleforth is believed to contain Medieval stained glass windows. Certainly the C.of E. church dates back to 1390 although the … Continue reading

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Whitby Swings Open 100 Year Old Bridge

This is a 100 year old view from Whitby’s famous wooden Swing bridge. A centenary celebration of the building of the Swing Bridge and reopening in 1909 will take place on 8th August 2009 between noon and 7.30pm. There will … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Regiment Young Musicians – Old Soldiers

Soldier with 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment on Patrol in Afghanistan ‘A soldier with 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment is pictured on patrol in the Nahr-e Seraj district of Helmand, Afghanistan. B Coy (Company) 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (1 … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Heather Moors Need Protection

Heather moorland is worth protecting and Yorkshire manages to do that better than many especially around Ilkley. Continue reading

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Beeston and Holbeck Graves

Beeston has a couple of old grave yards that are sadly being damaged as head stones fall or are vandalised. From St Mary’s churchyard go down Wesley Street and follow the grave yard contour to walk along an old right … Continue reading

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