A Yorkshire Miscellany by Tom Holman

By Tom Holman

What is a Yorkshire fats Rascal? Why has a music approximately hats and moors turn 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 brand? Which 3 top Ministers have been born in Yorkshire? who're Yorkshire's actual Calendar ladies? while is Yorkshire Day?

The solutions are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany-an exciting advisor to this much-loved a part of England and a party of its humans, areas, historical past and quirks. examine the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and the way to prepare dinner specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart. become aware of the secrets and techniques of creating a dry stone wall and discover the Yorkshire destinations of recognized motion pictures and television exhibits. comprehend the heritage of recognized 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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He called it the Little Nipper and made a decent sum from selling the rights to a manufacturer. Donald Bailey (1901–85), born in Rotherham, invented the Bailey Bridge, a portable and dismantable bridge used by military units to cross rivers or gaps up to 200 feet (60 m) in length. It was especially important to Allied troops during the Second World War. Joseph Bramah (1748–1814), born in Wentworth, invented the hydraulic press - still often known as the Bramah press in his honour - and, more significantly for most Yorkshiremen, the beer pump.

The Yorkshire borders are permanent. If you are a Yorkshireman or woman, always insist on your Yorkshire rights. Ensure that children are taught the truth about Yorkshire and are not denied access to their heritage and identity. TEN AMUSING PLACE-NAMES Some unusual places across Yorkshire, all featured on Ordnance Survey maps, to the amusement of visitors if not the people who live there. Blubberhouses (in the Washburn valley) Booze (in Arkengarthdale) Crackpot (in Swaledale) Giggleswick (near Settle) Idle (near Bradford) Jump (near Barnsley) Kettlesing Bottom (near Harrogate) Land of Nod (near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor) Wetwang (near Driffield) Wham (near Settle) THE STORY OF THE FLAT CAP If there’s one item of clothing that has identified Yorkshiremen most closely over the years, it’s the flat cap.

Whittled down from the thousand or so Yorkshire men and women in the Dictionary of National Biography, his list mixes people from all fields of endeavour and - apart from singling out a top trio of James Cook, William Wilberforce and John Harrison - is not ranked in any order. It includes only six living people, and - to much consternation - only five women. Ingham’s fifty Yorkshire greats, in order of birth, are: Edwin (585–633), saint Alcuin (732–804), scholar John Wycliffe (1330–84), theologian John Fisher (1469–1535), saint Henry Briggs (1561–1630), mathematician Guy Fawkes (1570–1606), Gunpowder Plot conspirator William Bradford (1590–1657), pilgrim father Thomas Fairfax (1612–71), soldier Andrew Marvell (1621–78), poet John Harrison (1693–1776), clockmaker Thomas Chippendale (1718–79), furniture maker John Smeaton (1724–92), engineer James Cook (1728–79), explorer Charles Wentworth (1730–82), prime minister Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), scientist Joseph Bramah (1748–1814), inventor William Wilberforce (1759–1833), campaigner and abolitionist George Cayley (1773–1857), aeronautical engineer Titus Salt (1803–76), industrialist John Curwen (1816–80), musician Emily Brontë (1818–48), writer Augustus Pitt-Rivers (1827–1900), anthropologist Herbert Asquith (1852–1928), prime minister Michael Sadler (1861–1943), educationalist William Bateson (1861–1926), geneticist Almroth Wright (1861–1947), bacteriologist Frederick Delius (1862–1934), composer William Congreve (1670–1729), playwright Harry Brearley (1871–1948), inventor J.

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