Yorkshire Folk Part 17 – Sean Bean

Shaun “Sean” Bean is a well known Yorkshire stage and screen actor who has fulfilled many big roles in well known productions. He is also famous for having the most number of screen deaths of any actor, as his characters have been killed off on more than twenty occasions. Early Life & Theatre Career Sean

5 TV Shows Filmed in Yorkshire

The diverse landscapes of Yorkshire has been constantly used in some the Britiain’s best loved TV shows. Here’s a run down of some of the locations that were used on some of the finest small screen series. 1. All Creatures Great and Small 1978-80, 1988-90 & 2020 to present The fictitious Dales village of Darrowby
Controversial, outspoken and opinionated, Jeremy Clarkson’s no-nonsense approach to broadcasting comes straight out of the mining towns of South Yorkshire. He is best known for his long stint as the co-presenter of Top Gear, which for a time was one of the most popular TV shows in the UK. Early Life & Career Jeremy Clarkson
What On Earth? The World Coal Carrying Championships are annual races which takes place in the village of Gawthorpe near Ossett in West Yorkshire. Competitors must complete a one mile course carrying a sack of coal. The race starts on Owl Lane outside the Royal Oak pub and finishes at the maypole on the village

5 Lost Yorkshire Nightclubs

by Jonathan Rudd <br>They were once the destination for thousands of clubbers looking to party the night away, with top name DJs spinning the tunes of the day. Now, due to drugs, changes in culture, financial ruin and fires, these nightclubs are now just a hazy memory.</br> 1. Tall Trees – Yarm The small, unassuming
by Jonathan Rudd How did this come about? The Great Bed Race began in 1966 when members of the newly formed Knaresborough Round Table wished to create a fundraising event which made the town stand out from the rest. The first race consisted of just four teams from local military institutions, RAF Linton on Ouse,
Captain James Cook was an 18th Century explorer who discovered and mapped parts of the word, such as Australia, New Zealand and North America, His discoveries gave Britain and Europe a better knowledge of the planet’s geography and people in parts of the world which were previously unreachable. Early Life and Seafaring Career In 1728, Captain
by Jonathan Rudd What on earth? The custom of Welly wanging is a sport in which competitors have to throw a Wellington boot, or welly as far as they can. The person who can throw it the furthest is the winner. How did this happen? The spiritual home of welly wanging is in Upperthong, near