Category Archives: Our Yorkshire

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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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Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Historically, Yorkshire boundaries were bounded by the physical landscape of the East coast (Humberside). The River Tees in the North, and in the West, the Western slopes of the Pennines. Yorkshire was split into three Ridings – East Riding, North … Continue reading

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Leeds City Centre Photos

New for old and vice versa – even as we speak new buildings are reflecting the changes on Boar Lane with the new Trinity shopping centre. Leeds Station is one of the UK’s biggest and busiest train stations. Leeds now  … Continue reading

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York Wall Walk Photos

Magnificent Minster Robin Hood Tower (as named by Royal Commission on Historic Monuments) Fake news? More magnificent minster Interesting roofs! Grays Court Hotel

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Yorkshire Day Out

It was a fine sunny August 1st 2018 and there were no hail stones, moorland fires or natural disasters in God’s Own County! A couple of organisations in and around Skipton earned a special mention when the grandson was giving … Continue reading

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Wapentake – Danish Pastry?

Yorkshire is renown for being divided into three Ridings, East, North and West. A Riding was derived from the Scandinavian word “thriding,” meaning a third part. The Danes had another smaller division called a Wapentake. According to the new Leeds … Continue reading

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