Category Archives: Yorkshire Sport and Pastimes

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Dickie Bird of Barnsley

In the 2012 New Years Honours list Dickie Bird of Barnsley has been awarded the OBE. Other sporting awards for Yorkshire folk go to Jamie Peacock from Leeds Rhinos and Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson from Doncaster Continue reading

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Take a Turkish Bath to Unwind your Mind

Pamper yourself at the Turkish Baths in Harrogate. In the 21st century it is seen as a luxury way of relaxing but it was not always so. At one time it was a treatment and possible cure for a range … Continue reading

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World Coal Carrying Championship at Gawthorpe Again

Every year the World Coal Carrying Championship is held in Yorkshire on Easter Monday. At Easter in Gawthorpe grown men l run the mile from The Beehive public house to the Royal Oak, known locally as t’Barracks , carrying a … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing for Yorkshire Anglers

Open mouthed you may catch more than the odd fly on the river Aire but Yorkshire anglers know far better rivers to enjoy their sport of fly fishing. Fly Fishing Yorkshire Anglers is a commercial club with 35 acres of … Continue reading

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Langsett, Midhope Moor and Reservoir

History For Walkers, Birdwatchers and Cyclists Previously known as Penisale, Langsett first appears in a charter of 1252 which tells of an agreement, whereby Walter de Houdham granted his whole manor at ‘Langside’ to Elias de Midhope now an area … Continue reading

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Visit Top Ten Gardens in Yorkshire

As the winter months loom larger I have picked out some Yorkshire gardens that have all year round interest for visitors. Then follows a review of the floral and special gardens you can plan to visit from Spring. This selection … Continue reading

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Trig Points Around the Ridings

Trigpoints are the common name for “triangulation pillars” the UK mapping and triangulation system before GPS and Google Earth. There is a great Trigpoint website with map references pictures and search facilities. ‘These are concrete pillars, about 4’ tall, which … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Homemade Soap

Making homemade soap is a growing craft or hobby business that you can easily do from home. Have fun making your own soap at home and sell it at craft fairs, give it away as presents or use your own … Continue reading

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Vexillologist’s Flag Flying over Yorkshire

Vexillology, meaning the study of flags, is intriguing and challenging, I am told by Associated Content. ‘Whether you focus on flags of nations, states, counties, cities, corporations or service groups, you need to be familiar with the basic vocabulary of … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Gardeners Money Saving For Spring

Yorkshire folk like value for money and why not? Southerners can buy there plants from Chelsea flower show or get the latest fashionable plants from foreign breeders. The doughty Yorkshire gardener will consider his options and grow accordingly. Best Money … Continue reading

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