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
by Jonathan Rudd Have you ever wondered what the oldest building in Yorkshire is? Find out below as we take a journey through the county’s historic buildings. To qualify at least some of the original building must exist, even if there have been more modern additions. Secondly ruins are counted, even if only fragments of
Musician, Jarvis Cocker was born in Sheffield on 19th September 1963. He shot to fame in the 1990s with his band, Pulp, who became a major force in the Britpop era. There have also been moments of controversy during his rise to fame too… Early Music Career Cocker’s childhood was spent with his sister and

5 Lost Yorkshire Stately Homes

They were once magnificent residencies built in an age of British wealth and prosperity, but for varying reasons were abandoned and destroyed, permanently erased from the Yorkshire landscape. 1. Howley Hall This once magnificent house, located between Morley and Batley in West Yorkshire, was once one of the area’s most elegant stately homes. Boasting panoramic