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A Yorkshire Miscellany by Tom Holman

By Tom Holman

What is a Yorkshire fats Rascal? Why has a tune approximately hats and moors develop into the Yorkshire Anthem? the place are you able to locate Booze, Crackpot and the Land of Nod? How did the white rose turn into Yorkshire's logo? Which 3 major Ministers have been born in Yorkshire? who're Yorkshire's actual Calendar ladies? whilst is Yorkshire Day?

The solutions are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany-an interesting advisor to this much-loved a part of England and a party of its humans, areas, heritage and quirks. research the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and the way to prepare dinner specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart. realize the secrets and techniques of creating a dry stone wall and discover the Yorkshire destinations of well-known motion pictures and television exhibits. comprehend the background of well-known Yorkshire icons just like the flat cap and the Yorkshire terrier, and skim in regards to the lives of the best ever Yorkshiremen and women.

A Yorkshire Miscellany is full of fascinating proof and figures- a desirable treasure trove to delight...

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The magnificently named Wordsworth Donisthorpe (1847–1914) of Leeds invented the kinesigraph, a camera that took photos at regular intervals to capture movement on film - making him one of the pioneers of cinematography. Joseph Hansom (1803–83) of York invented the hansom cab. An architect by trade, his design for a two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage mixed speed with greater safety. York’s city centre has a pub called the Hansom Cab in his honour. John Kilner (1792–1857), born in Dewsbury, invented the kilner jar for storing food in an airtight environment.

Lonk. A large breed of sheep, popular on the Pennines and, like the Herdwick, able to withstand harsh weather and poor grazing conditions. Lonks have mostly white faces with black patches around the nose and eyes, and neat, short, white fleeces. Rough Fell. Another strong, resilient upland breed, farmed on the Yorkshire moors and hills for centuries. They have large bodies, mostly black heads with white noses, thick, long fleeces and white legs. Rough Fells usually make for very good lamb meat.

6 Then t’ducks ’ll coom an’ eat up t’worms etc. 7 Then we shall go an’ eat them ducks etc. 8 Then we shall all ’av etten thee etc. A SPOTTER’S GUIDE TO SHEEP Yorkshire’s sheep are an essential part of its landscape, shaping the hills and fields and preserving the farms, dry stone walls and enclosures of the dales and moors. Here’s a guide to some of the more common breeds found across Yorkshire. Not all of them are unique to the county, but all are important to its economy and identity. They are also all featured on the priority list of the Sheep Trust, set up to help protect and promote heritage breeds that are distinctive of regions throughout the UK.

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