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Leeds: the centre of forced rhubarb production

Leeds: the centre of forced rhubarb production

By the end of the nineteenth century, Leeds had become the largest producer of forced rhubarb in the United Kingdom. Just before the Great War, 4 to 6,000 tons of rhubarb left Leeds each year to be sold in London and other cities. Yet in 1850 hardly any forced rhubarb...

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A Guide to the Trees of Valley Gardens, Harrogate

A Guide to the Trees of Valley Gardens, Harrogate

PRESS RELEASE A Guide to the Trees of Valley Gardens, Harrogate, by Society member, Jane Blayney, and Simon Hill with a foreword by Martin Fish. Published by VIDAR Media Group Ltd. ISBN 9781999346867 An essential guide to the trees of Valley Gardens Harrogate has just...

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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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