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Celebrating Yorkshire

Updated on November 1, 2015
Celebrate Yorkshire
Celebrate Yorkshire | Source

Yorkshire odds & sods

I feel that I'm duty-bound to celebrate the best, biggest and more than likely the daftest county in England. And this is the page to celebrate and discover all sorts of stories, recipes and oddities.

This is a growing collection because I've been well-chuffed to discover that there's quite a lot of Yorkie information on this site and several writers who are Yorkshire bred and buttered. So here goes ... be sure to come back to checkout this growing list. And if you've got a great article on this site that should be here, let me know. The dafter, the better. So, fellow-writers, get in touch.

As I'm sure you know, the image on the right shows our national flag and much-beloved symbol, the White Rose of Yorkshire. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

The Denby Dale Pie
The Denby Dale Pie | Source

This is beautifully bonkers tradition.However, like many of traditional British events it involves food. Lots of it. In fact, world record breaking versions of that northern favourite, the meat and potato pie.

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Yorkshire parkin
Yorkshire parkin | Source

There are many recipes for Yorkshire parkin but this one, given to me by a friend years ago, is the one I use all the time. You see, on Bonfire Night there is a piece of Florida that is forever Yorkshire as we eat our parkin.

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John Harrison. The Yorkshire carpenter who changed history
John Harrison. The Yorkshire carpenter who changed history

It was Neil Armstrong (no less) who said that space exploration and his historic moonwalk would not have been possible were it not for the work of a Yorkshire clockmakers who lived in the eighteenth century.

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The mermaids of Mapplewell
The mermaids of Mapplewell | Source

A questionable story - to say the least - of a band of mermaids who travelled up the River Dearne to the Barnsley area. One of them, it's said, a beautiful young female, was responsible for the disappearance of a young lord of the manor. Pay particular attention to the dates.

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Gifts for Yorkshire people who live in the USA
Gifts for Yorkshire people who live in the USA | Source

Being an adventurous lot, we Yorkshire people are to be found just about everywhere in the world. If you need gift ideas for a Yorkshire exile, then you'll like these ideas. They can all be bought easily online.

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Eric Jackson, Yorkshire adventurer
Eric Jackson, Yorkshire adventurer | Source

Speaking about Yorkshirefolk being adventurous, here's a perfect example. A lad who was born in Barnsley traveled the world having lots of adventures and generally causing mayhem. He is also my dad.

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Peter Procter
Peter Procter | Source

Now then, if I was in charge of giving out Yorkshire awards, this is the person who would get the Top Bloke prize. See this ordinary lad? Click the link below to learn about his immense courage. Definitely a top bloke.

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He was the last king from the House of York. So why was his body discovered in a car park in Leicester? And what should happen to his remains? Thanks to Erin for this one - don't miss the hilarious video.

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John Atkinson Grimshaw
John Atkinson Grimshaw | Source

There are those misguided souls who believe that 'it's grim up north' and even that we're an uncivilised lot. Ha! We have produced some of the very best artists and sculptors one the planet. Here's just one example.

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We have been known, of course, to have monsters. In the last century we had a serial killer who terrorised our county. We thought he would never be captured. Click the link below to learn more and see how we coped.

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My Kitchen
My Kitchen

Despite our inevitable sense of humour, there are quite a few things that we take very seriously indeed, beer for example. And cricket (allegedly). We take not spending money very seriously too.

And our grub.

For me, there's nothing to beat a tasty Yorkshire chef dishily dishing up some tasty snap.

 

York - our capital

© 2014 Jackie Jackson

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      Thanks very much for including my lens on 'Looking at Paintings', at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. We are very lucky in Yorkshire to have so many wonderful - and still free - art galleries and museums to visit. Cartwright Hall is a 'reet little gem'

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Colin323: Haha - good one, Colin!

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      Le Tour de France - YES - the Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire 5& 6th July this year, and slap bang dang through our village on the 6th! Time to make a few bob, I reckon. Get baking that Parkin, hire a hand-bell, and a tray, and I'm quids in. Once in a lifetime event - eating my Parkin, that is.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @DreyaB: Excellent - let me know!

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      DreyaB 3 years ago from France

      Thank you so much for including Mum's Christmas pudding recipe. I've only just realised it was on here! :0) I will try to find you something else soon...

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Thanks for those generous comments. There's a smell of bacon butties on the last leg into town, too!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Colin323: It's a lovely lens,Colin. I hope this doesn't sound daft but when I'm reading it, I can smell it. You know, that smell of English countryside just after a rainshower or that lovely autumn smell of fallen leaves with a hint of woodsmoke from distant chimneys. The photographs are beautiful.

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      Thanks very much for adding my 'English Country Lane' lens. I walk this lane two or three times a week, so it's very special to me, and typical of thousands in Yorkshire.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Ikey4088: Now tha's a REAL Yorkshireman! A Yorkshire Rose tattoo - just brilliant. My dad used to say something about a cow that 'wouldn't yield cos it didn't like its udders feeled' :)

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      Ikey4088 3 years ago

      "ee by 'eck tha's done a reet grand job 'ere lass." - Great lens, brings back memories of home. I was born in Ripon and spent many a year in 'uddersfield just outside Holmfirth (land of Last of the Summer Wine). When I was 18 I had the yorkshire Rose tattooed on my should with the words "Made In Yorshire" written around it. Very proud and actually looking to move up to the coast of Whitby in North Yorkshire to retire in a few years. I guess Gods Country will always call us home in the end.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Max Globe: Me too :) Thanks for reading!

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      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      I feel like I learned a couple things.. even though I didn't understand it all.

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      Max Globe 3 years ago

      I loved your lens, it's so informative and entertaining. Yorkshire is my favourite country in UK!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @PAINTDRIPS: We are rather strange, admittedly ..... :)

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Colin323: Haha - good one Colin! Bearing in mind that I'm a Barnsley bird so I'm not being cruel, I like the one that was based on the Mild Green Fairy Liquid ad:'Mummy, why are your hands so soft?''Because I'm twelve.'

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      (Imagine in a Yorkshire accent):A local man 'phones a takeaway in Barnsley. "Do yer deliver?" "No mate, but we do pork, beef, chicken...."