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Speleologists Visit Yorkshire

We are not talking about people spell incorrectly as speleology is the scientific study of caves and pot holes. Yorkshire has its fair share of such karst features, underground drainage systems, sinkholes and caves enough to interest most ardent speleologists. … Continue reading

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Stonewalled Dry Stone Walls

Cycling to the Wall The best way to seek out and see Yorkshires best stonewalls is to get on your bike! Walking is the traditional way of getting around the dales and still to be admired. Cycling on the other … Continue reading

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Trees of Yorkshire Museum Gardens

St Olav’s Church – York Museum Garden I intended to write about six Champion Trees of Yorkshire but discover the subject is fully covered in the Yorkshire museums own web site. Champion trees are the biggest examples in Yorkshire identified … Continue reading

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Rainbows – Crock of Gold at the End of Lock Down

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Exceptional Dry Stone Walls

Yorkshire and proud of the windows in this home from home. You need to shin up the tree to look at the roof to see if the sculpture is a solid cube. Made from Yorkshire grit I am sure it … Continue reading

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Summat Abaht Paradise in Yorkshire

Something about paradise is the current exhibition in the nave of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic chapel. British artist Saad Qureshi has created an ‘eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled … Continue reading

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Dour d’Yorkshire

What Defines a Dour Yorkshireman Yorkshire folk have a hard won but well deserved reputation of being on the right side of taciturn. Some may think us curmudgeonly but that does a disservice to those grumps who really are. At … Continue reading

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Was His Nibs a Yorkshire Man?

Not all great phrases and sayings are Yorkshire-centric and ‘His Nibs’ is probably one created for the home counties elite. In one version of the meaning and derivation ‘His Nibs’ is ‘a mildly derisive mock title used to refer to … Continue reading

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Hose Pipe Ban in 2020? Not Enough Rain

Do you remember 1995 when Yorkshire Water excelled itself during that years drought and water shortages.Water rationing, bans and tankering fresh water supplies only partially alleviated the problem for the most hated water company in what Ofwat described as a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Triangle Around Wakefield

Yorkshire rhubarb is at it’s best when forced to make thin pink stalks (once tasted you will never be forced to eat it again). It grows all around Yorkshire but is at its best when grown in a triangle between … Continue reading

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