Category Archives: Yorkshire Sport and Pastimes

Games and players, pastimes and hobbies

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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150 Years at the Top for Yorkshire Cricket

2013 saw Yorkshire county cricket club celebrate 150 years as a club and team which has given so much pleasure to the folk of God’s Own County at home or abroad. We forgive them the occasional lapse in performance knowing … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dart Boards World Champion

‘Yorkshire darts (no triples) at the Arncliffe Arms in Glaisdale… they do a good burger.’ Interesting and Unusual Facts About Yorkshire Dart Boards Early London dart boards were divided into 12 segments with each segment worth 5,10,15 or 20 with … Continue reading

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Tags Tagged and Tagging or Tig

Playground Game of Tag or Tig The rules for Tag are simple. First decide who is ‘it’ and everyone else run away. If the person who is ‘it’ tags or touches you, you are ‘it’. When you are ‘it’ try … Continue reading

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