5 Lost Sports Stadia in Yorkshire

They were once cathedrals of sporting entertainment, but are now lost and forgotten. Here are 5 Yorkshire sporting venues which have long since seen their last goal, run, or try. 1. Park Avenue- Bradford The Park Avenue stadium in Bradford was opened in 1880 as a multi-sport venue, boasting both a football and cricket pitch adjacent

Yorkshire Folk Part 11 – Guy Fawkes

“Remember Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder treason and plot We see no reason why Gunpower treason Should ever be forgot.” Guy Fawkes was one of the most notorious Yorkshiremen in history. He is famous for being involved in the “Gunpowder Plot,” which was to blow up The Houses of Parliament, including the monarch, King,

5 Yorkshire Myths and Legends

by Jonathan Rudd There’s a lot of mysterious going’s on in Yorkshire! From werewolves near the coast to fairies down the bottom of the garden, our great county has many a strange tale to tell! 1. The Wold Newton Triangle The mysterious Wold Newton triangle is an area of special paranormal interest, from Bridlington in the South, to
by Jonathan Rudd Background of the Painting Thomas Girtin was an artist from London, who during his tragically short life produced an amazing body of work. As a teenager he became friends with JMW Turner and they inspired each other to master the art of water colour. Girtin had already painted several other structures, including Guisborough

Yorkshire Folk Part 10 – Ernie Wise

Ernie Wise was a famous Yorkshire comedian, who formed one half of the best known double acts to ever grace British television. Along with his on-stage partner, Eric Morecambe he became a national institution with the Morecambe and Wise show, which ran from 1968 to 1983. Throughout this period their Christmas specials became essential peak

5 Lost Villages of Yorkshire – Part 2

1. Rowley Lying in the middle of the East Yorkshire countryside between Beverley and Hull was the lost village of Rowley. All that remains nowadays is the church and manor house, which is nowadays a hotel. The story of Rowley and its desertion starts in 1621 when Reverend Ezekiel Rogers became the Vicar at the

5 Great Yorkshire Duck Ponds

Have you ever wondered why there are so many duck ponds in Yorkshire and where they all came from? Duck Ponds date back to Anglo-Saxon Times and for many centuries provided a water supply for the residents of a town or village. Duck ponds are more common in East Yorkshire settlements, especially around the Wolds

Yorkshire Folk Part 9 – Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench is a multi- Oscar-winning actress, who has starred in many theatre, television and cinema productions over the course of a glittering career.  From James Bond to Shakespeare she has become a familiar face on our screens and stages, portraying a variety of roles and in the process putting her native Yorkshire centre