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5 Lost Landmarks Of Yorkshire

They were once striking features of the Yorkshire landscape, which for one reason or another have been lost forever. 1. RAF Fylingdales (The golf balls) 1963-1992 Any trip to the North Yorkshire Moors was not complete without seeing the three giant golf balls on the road to Goathland and Whitby. They were part of RAF
What On Earth? The setting of the watch ceremony in Ripon involves a hornblower, who is appointed by the city’s mayor to blow a horn at every corner of the obelisk in the market square at 9pm every night. He or she must then declare to the mayor, “Mr Mayor, the watch is set.” This
On Monday 19th April, it was just another normal day in the village of Levisham near Pickering, when suddenly a black helicopter was spotted flying over fields nearby. Curious as to what it was doing here, a pair of dog walkers stopped to see who stepped out as it landed.. and they were in for
A once in a lifetime discovery, which could be the first of its kind in Europe, was found on wasteland in the Eastfield area of Scarborough. The site, which is to become a new housing estate, was firstly investigated by archaeologists, who found the remains of an ancient Roman Villa. The sheer size of the
“I’m gonna spend spend spend! Viv Nicholson was a famous pools winner, who famously declared to the press that she would “Spend Spend Spend” her fortune. The money however proved to be a curse and as her spending spiralled out of control, so did her life. Early Life She was born, Vivian Asprey on 3rd
Early Life Brian Blessed is a much-loved actor, whose unmistakable character and presence on both stage and screen have captivated audiences throughout the world. Born in the mining community of Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire on 9th October 1936, Blessed managed to avoid the inevitable path of working down the local pit through his acting talent which
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
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