Category Archives: Yorkshire History and Heritage

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

Are The Oldest Yorkshiremen 10,000 Years Old?

On the road from Scarborough to Malton is Seamer, at the easterly end of the Vale of Pickering. It is here that pollen analysis and radio carbon dating have identified a site occupied circa 7,500 B.C. by Early Mesolithic Yorkshiremen. … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Goodramgate & Charity

A strange picture for an article on a medieval church but this church is where I bought the book ‘Bells and Bikes’.  Holy Trinity Goodramgate’s environment and a charity donation to Marie Curie encouraged me to part with some cash. … Continue reading

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Wonderful but Ruined Abbeys of Yorkshire

What did Henry VIII ever do for Yorkshire’s Abbeys? In our series of seven man made wonders of Yorkshire our great Abbeys did not always get full recognition. This goes some way to highlight the 12th Century and subsequent buildings … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Lord Fact or Fiction

A Bank holiday read or a book for Fathers Day, this Faction is an interesting cross between fact and fiction. The historical embellishments are entertaining. Product Description from Amazon ‘Young Henry Clifford, heir to vast estates in the North of … Continue reading

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Clog Almanacs

Before the invention of printing, uneducated people in England used wooden calendars to keep track of the seasons and of the religious festivals. These calendars were known as clog almanacs. This booklet describes some of the clog almanacs that survive … 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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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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Hawes Interesting and Unusual

The picture shows Hawes Church rebuilt during Queen Victoria’s reign. It is dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch. Interesting and Unusual Facts about Hawes The railway is gone and you can only get to the Museum by bus as Hawes … Continue reading

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Ten Top North Riding Churches

Easby Church St Agatha in the precinct of the Abbey is an early English church with a long low slate roof. The remarkable porch leads to fine wall paintings and decorations surviving from the 13th century. Pickering St Peter and … Continue reading

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Horological Tempus Fugiting

John Dyson the jeweler’s created Time Ball Buildings in Briggate, Leeds in around 1865 with its clock and facade that now seems to be under threat. Leeds other famous clock monument is in Thornton’s arcade opened in 1877 by Charles … Continue reading

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