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1. The longest station platform seat in the world Travellers at Scarborough station Platform 1 have the honour of sitting on the longest platform seat in the world. Measuring 139 metres long, the it can sit up to 228 passengers. Scarborough station opened in 1845, with the current Platform 1 added in 1883. It is
Yorkshire as we all know is a great place to live, but do you know where the most expensive houses are and how much on average they cost? Below is a guide to the top 10 most expensive and richest places to live in our county. How this was worked out The article below is
Journalist and TV presenter Richard Whiteley was one of the most recognisable faces in Yorkshire and a regular on the telly as host of both Countdown and Calendar, which in Yorkshire earned him the nickname, ‘Twice Nightly Whiteley.” Richard Whiteley presenting Countdown Early Life Richard Whiteley was born on December 28th 1943 in wartime Baildon,
by Jonathan Rudd On 1st August  every year us Yorkshire folk all come together and celebrate our great county, its people, food, language and just everything that is great about Yorkshire. Here is a short guide to its origins and what makes the day so special for us in God’s own county. 1. The original
“I would always rather like to be happy than dignified” Charlotte Bronte was a Victorian novelist and poet, who through her tragically short life produced some of the greatest literature to ever come from Yorkshire. Her most famous novel, “Jane Eyre” has become a modern classic, while her other works have received much acclaim. They

5 Unusual Yorkshire Street Names

1. The Land of Green Ginger – Hull The origins of one of Yorkshire’s oddest street names in Hull’s old town is shrouded in mystery. Many years ago in the mists of time it is said that the street suddenly changed its name from the more mundane “Old Beverley Street.” There are many theories as

5 Unusual Yorkshire Place Names

When you look at a map of Yorkshire there are plenty of barmy names for villages. Here’s a look at 5 unusual Yorkshire place names and their meanings. 1. The Land of Nod The sleepy East Yorkshire hamlet called “The Land of Nod,” near Holme upon Spalding Moor is believed to take its origins from
Melanie Brown rose to fame as one fifth of pop group, The Spice Girls who dominated the charts in the second half of the 1990s. Her distinctive Leeds accent stands out a mile in the celebrity world. Known for her forthrightness, she brings true Yorkshire spirit to the entertainment industry in which she belongs. Early
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