Category Archives: Our Yorkshire

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Naturally Looking After Wildlife Yorkshire

There are contrasting views that I would like to consider by looking at Yorkshire’s approach to wild life. They are represented by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park the commercially orientated entertainment park and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust the 70 year old … Continue reading

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Visual Environment Hag Farm Ilkley

A stake in the Environment With my new found interest in the visual environment I looked back over seven years of God’s Own County blogs and came across this farm dump. It was originally posted as  ‘Hag Farm Dales Way … Continue reading

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Shed Street Keighley – Our Environment

Some streets and places have names that hint at a former life. Who didn’t shed a tear of laughter at Tony Hancock and his eponymous home No 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam. What is no laughing matter is the state … Continue reading

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Our Opposition are Wrong

Gods Own County has long espoused the Independent Yorkshire ethos. see Party for Independent Yorkshire State (PIYS).   But by ‘eck we are chuffin cheezed at the off-cumdens from God’s Own Country. From the book-passport shown above we have the following … Continue reading

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Witches Familiars in Yorkshire

Black cats or toads are well known as ‘familiars’ possessed by witches but there are also a range of other creatures and spirits with Yorkshire and witch connections. Rats, fowie ( a hideous looking person), dogs and imps are familiar … Continue reading

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Corn Dolly Bradford’s Best Boozer

  In our pagan past it was believed that the spirit of the corn lived amongst the crops and that the harvest made it effectively homeless. Corn Spirit was supposed to live in the plaited straw  or corn doll  until … Continue reading

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Old and Very Old Yorkshire

Well this is the colour of the dreaded European Passport so I am not sure that a Yorkshire blue would not be more appropriate. Yes I am sure. It also says God’s Own Country when we know and accept that … Continue reading

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Seven or More Yorkshire Cathedrals and Minsters

Top Cathedrals for age and Architecture 1.York Minster Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter is the Mother church of the Province of York AD 627. 2. Ripon Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid AD 655. Parish and … Continue reading

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Sculptures New and Ancient

  Lizards from Cornwall have been carving a path through our dry stone walls. See more sculptures around Chevin Park and Surprise View. Human foot marks have eroded part of the Calf as folk try the ascent to the summit. … Continue reading

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Even Older Yorkshire Folk from the Stone Age

The first Yorkshire folk were from the Palaeolithic era over 10,000 years B.C. These 12,000 year old Fred Flintstone characters were able to cross from Europe as the glacial waters of the ice ages melted away and plant and animal … Continue reading

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