What on Earth? The Penny Hedge or Horngarth ceremony is an annual custom in Whitby. A hedge made of woven hazel and willow is created on the East bank of the River Esk, at the North harbour in Whitby by two men at 9am on the morning of the eve of Ascension Day. This old

Interesting signs from Yorkshire!

Milestones Milestones have been used throughout the world since Roman Times to provide information about the distance between two places. These became especially popular during the Victorian Times when the horse and cart was a primary mode of transport. Although their use has since diminished due to faster motorised transport and the gradual modernisation of
Elizabeth Dawn was a popular Leeds actress, who was best known for her work across the Pennines on the cobbles of Coronation Street, where for many years she played Vera Duckworth in the popular soap opera. Early Life & Career She was born, Sylvia Butterfield on November 8th 1939 in Leeds and attended the City’s

5 New Developments in Yorkshire

Once things get ‘back to normal,’ hopefully by the end of this year, there are several developments proposed in Yorkshire which will give us all something to look forward to, once we can get ‘out and about.’ 1. Aire Park in Leeds Finally, a green space for Leeds City Centre! Post industrial land on the
Hidden amongst the raft of measures introduced during arguably one of the most important budgets of recent times, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an exciting new development for Yorkshire, which could help shape both the region and nation’s future. The introduction of a new infrastructure bank, which will be based in Leeds, has been set up

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