We visit Shipley Glen Tramway in West Yorkshire to find out more about it’s long and rich history. We speak to Michael Atkinson one of the team of volunteers that keep the tramway operating. More information can be found at shipleyglentramway.co.uk
Huddersfield is a market town and largest settlement in the Kirklees district. Situated in the foothills of the Pennines with rivers around the town. History: Settlement in the area dates back over 4,000 years. With Castle Hill being the site of an Iron Age hill fort. The remains of a Roman fort were unearthed in
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and bay located in the North York Moors. It is locally known as Bay Town. Early History In around the year 1000 the hamlet of Raw and the village of Thorpe had been settled by the Norwegians and the Danes. After the Norman conquest in 1069 much

History: Star Carr

Star Carr is a Mesolithic archaeological site in North Yorkshire. Situated south of Scarborough it is generally regarded as the most important and informative Mesolithic site in Great Britain. Akin to Stonehenge for the Neolithic or York for Viking Age Britain. Overview – The site was occupied during the early Mesolithic period, founded approximately around

People of Yorkshire: Henry Moore

Henry Moore was an astounding Yorkshire artist. Best known for his semi-abstract sculptures which are located around the world. Early Life Henry was born in Castleford, in West Yorkshire. His father was the pit deputy and then under manager of the Wheldale colliery in castleford. With a determination not to see his sons in the

History: Ravenser Odd

Ravenser Odd is the Atlantis of the East Riding. A medieval town built on the sandbanks of the Humber estuary, it now sits below the waves. History: The Township and port of Ravenser Odd was located at the mouth of the Humber Estuary. It was settled on the north shore very close to the tip

Towns of Yorkshire Deep Dive: Ampleforth

Ampleforth is a village situated in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. It is situated on the edge of the North York Moors national Park. The Name Ampleforth means ‘the ford where the sorrel grows’. Roman Artefacts: In a field near ampleforth in 2020. Two metal detectorists discovered a hoard now known as the Ryedale Roman hoard. The

History: Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle. Anciently known as Hamlake, is a Medieval castle situated near the market town of Helmsley. Surrounded by the gorgeous North York Moors National Park. Foundations: The estate of Helmsley was given to Robert, Count of Mortain. After the Norman Invasion. Yet at this time there is no evidence that he built a castle