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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

Yorkshire Folk Part 8 – Captain Tom Moore

Aged 99, Captain Tom Moore became Yorkshire’s newest celebrity with his record-breaking fundraising efforts for the NHS during the 2020 corona virus pandemic. The war veteran also led a fascinating life before his sudden rise to fame. Early Life and Military Service Captain Tom Moore was born on 30th April 1920 in Keighley. His father

5 Great Yorkshire Foods

Yorkshire is home to some fine food which have its origins in the county. Here are 5 great delicacies which are enough to make your mouth water! Yum Yum! 1. Parkin The origin of this classic local sweet treat derives from the time of the Industrial Revolution and is traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night. Originally

Yorkshire Folk Part 7- Amy Johnson

Aviator, Amy Johnson soared to fame in the 1930s for her record-breaking exploits which made her the first woman to fly around the world. Early Life & Interest in Aviation Amy Johnson was born in Hull on 1st July 1903. Her grandfather was a successful industrialist and a former Mayor of Hull in the 1860s,
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