Category Archives: Yorkshire History and Heritage

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

Village Shops

Old fashioned, some village shops may be but they are an important part of our heritage. Keep using village shops and speciality retailers in your area or you know what will happen. This Hull location may have been intended as … Continue reading

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Otley Manor House – Pub Love

The Manor House is far better than it’s reviews. The name also has a long heritage as the second section reports…. Continue reading

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Frank Meadows Sutcliffe at Whitby

You do not need any special reason to visit Whitby but if by chance you have overlooked the Whitby Museum then you are missing a trick. It is located at the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society where the famous photographer … Continue reading

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Elastoplast, Cods Liver and Nivea

T J Smith opened a chemist shop in Hull in 1856 as a 30 year old member of the newly formed British Pharmaceutical Society. An early product was the Dark brown, fishy smelling Cod Liver Oil made from Hull fish … Continue reading

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Ripper Sutcliffe’s Victims

This book examines the detail behind each of 13 murders by the Yorkshire Ripper and the resulting police investigations. There is less said about the seven attempted murders but it does highlight the possibility of several other unsolved cases including … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Closed Churches

Open but Closed! St. John the Evangelist is the oldest church in the centre of Leeds and it was constructed between 1632-1634. It was restored in 1868 but all the main features were preserved. That is to no avail now … Continue reading

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Pontefract Building Tourism

Pontefract has many fine buildings and a notable history to boot. Find out about them and lots more at the museum right in the center of town. It is housed in a fine looking red brick building built in 1904 … Continue reading

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Visit Victoria Cave – Settle

Some folk may be thinking about royal coronations and Yorkshire has its own memorial to Queen Victoria’s. One of several caves (32) in Craven was discovered in 1838 and named Victoria cave after her coronation. It may not be the … Continue reading

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Filey Butlin’s Holiday Camp

Our True Intent is all for Your Delight: The John Hinde Butlin’s Photographs Billy Butlin built his third Butlins Holiday camp at Filey starting just before the war in 1939. A special deal was struck when Clacton, Skegness and Filey … Continue reading

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Speak up for Yorkshire

  Wikipedia’s Yorkshire Within the borders of this great historic county of Yorkshire are areas which are widely considered to be among the greenest in England, due to both the vast stretches of unspoiled countryside in two National Parks the … Continue reading

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