Phil Bell

New book explores the North and West Riding border

New book explores the North and West Riding border

MORE THAN A LINE ON A MAP By Terry Ashby Walker and writer Terry Ashby, a member of The Yorkshire Society, invites readers to accompany him on his journey along the historic North Riding-West Riding Boundary, from Swarth Fell Pike in the high Pennines to the outskirts...

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What a day? How Keighley did Yorkshire proud on Yorkshire Day

What a day? How Keighley did Yorkshire proud on Yorkshire Day

Over 150 specially invited guests gathered at Oxenhope railway station, on a beautiful summer morning, to take a specially commissioned steam train from the iconic Keighley & Worth Valley railway to Keighley station, 4½ mile down the picturesque track. A sumptuous...

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Armed Forces Day update from The Yorkshire Regiment

Armed Forces Day update from The Yorkshire Regiment

Introduction The long awaited National Armed Forces Day in Scarborough takes place on 25 June after a two-year delay due to the COVID 19 pandemic and The Yorkshire Regiment is prepared and ready to represent the British Army at this prestigious event taking place on...

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Is Yorkshire Dialect dying out?

Is Yorkshire Dialect dying out?

Is Yorkshire Dialect dying out?  Does it really matter?  Is there a difference between dialect and accent? More people live in Yorkshire than in Wales, or Northern Ireland, and our Region has a similar number of inhabitants to Scotland.  But the Welsh, the Scots and...

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Marco Pierre White joins the Society as Vice President

Marco Pierre White joins the Society as Vice President

We are pleased to announce that chef, restaurateur and TV personality Marco Pierre White has been appointed a Vice President of The Yorkshire Society. Marco was born in Leeds, the son of a chef and with an Italian mother. After initially training at the Hotel St...

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Barker Tower is the little tower in York with a big history

Barker Tower is the little tower in York with a big history

I regularly pass the little round tower known as Barker Tower just to the edge of Lendal Bridge in York whilst taking clients out on walking tours of York. The tower is now home to a great little café called the Perky Peacock, serving great cakes and coffee, so whilst...

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