5 Yorkshire Christmas Customs

The re-invention of Christmas in the 19th Century also started some rather curious customs in Yorkshire, some of which still continue to this day, or are still within living memory. 1. Poor Old Hoss The bizarre “Poor old Hoss” ritual takes place every Christmas Eve in Richmond’s marketplace. A person wearing a horse’s head made of

A Very Yorkshire Christmas

 “Nowhere are the traditions of Christmas kept up with such splendour as in Yorkshire.” (Visitor to the county 1812) Yorkshire is a fantastic place to be all year round, but at Christmas it is extra special. It has always been an area full of tradition, none more so than over the festive period. Throughout history
Have you ever wondered why railways and the City of York go hand in hand? It is largely down to the work of George Hudson, the Railway King. Early Life George Hudson was born in the small village of Howsham, just twelve miles north of York in 1800. He had a tragic childhood when both

5 Great Yorkshire estate Villages

An estate village is a settlement which is part of a larger tract of land, which is owned by an individual wealthy family, often through several generations. Once commonplace throughout Yorkshire, these villages have since dwindled to only a few which still remain to this day.  1. Londesborough In the heart of the East Riding and at the
Think of anybody born and bred in Yorkshire and one of the first names that springs to mind is Geoffrey Boycott, whose gritty batting style as a cricketer for Yorkshire and England coupled with his forthright views on the sport as a commentator makes him an unmistakable figure. Throughout his long career from 1962 to

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