Ripon: Cathedrals and Unicorns

Most tourists to the UK visit the same places; London, Oxford, Canterbury, the Lake District, and,…

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

I’ve always been interested in history. But history on my own terms, about topics I can…

More Than Coal – An Overview Of Southern Yorkshire

See, South Yorkshire has a reputation. It’s not necessarily a *bad* reputation (we’re not dealing with…

Snip Snip Snip – the Cragg Vale Coiners

“I heard the coiners took the scissor to the Union Jack, with a snipper and a…

Don’t You Know There’s A War On?

As already noted, Haworth is most famous for the Bront√ęs. However, on my visit there, they…

Out on the wiley, windy moors …

Yorkshire. The word conjurers up a myriad of images, from rolling moors to seaside cliffs, from…

Beware the Peacocks!

The journey from home to the B&B took just under an hour and half by car,…

Peaks and Troughs

Sometimes, some of the nicest places in the world are just on your doorstep, and one…