The Yorkshire Portal
Yorkshire (/ˈjɔːrkʃər, -ʃɪər/ YORK-shər, -sheer) is a historic county in Northern England and the largest by area size in the United Kingdom. Because of its large area in comparison with other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographic territory and cultural region.
The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. (Full article...)
The Leeds Country Way is a circular long-distance footpath of 62 miles (99 km) around Leeds, West Yorkshire. It is nowhere further than 7 miles (11 km) from Leeds City Square, but is mainly rural with extensive views in the outlying areas of the Leeds metropolitan district. It follows public footpaths and minor lanes, with a few short sections along roads.
A route was first devised by Fred Andrews of the Ramblers Association, and then developed by West Yorkshire County Council in the early 1980s. This council was abolished in 1986, and the path is now under the care of the Countryside section of Leeds City Council. The Leeds Country Way was realigned in 2006, using a route devised by Bob Brewster, to bring it entirely within the boundary of the Leeds metropolitan district (previously it crossed the boundary into Wakefield), and the path was officially relaunched on 26 September 2006 with a revised set of map leaflets and improved waymarking. The path is waymarked in both directions and can be started at any point, but is described here clockwise from the A660 road at Golden Acre Park, divided into parts and sections which correspond with the official map leaflets. (read more . . . )
Gaping Gill on Ingleborough Hill is, at 105 metre deep, one of the deepest potholes in the Yorkshire Dales, and one of many entrances to the Gaping Gill cave system. (read more . . . )
Dench's more recent film career has been extremely successful. She successfully garnered six Oscar nominations in nine years for Mrs Brown in 1997; her Oscar-winning turn in Shakespeare in Love in 1998; for Chocolat in 2000; for the lead role of writer Iris Murdoch in Iris in 2001 (with Kate Winslet playing her as a younger woman); for Mrs Henderson Presents (a romanticised history of the Windmill Theatre) in 2005; and for 2006's Notes on a Scandal, a film for which she received critical acclaim, including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. In February 2008, she was named as the first official patron of the York Youth Mysteries 2008, a project to allow young people to explore the York Mystery Plays through dance, film-making and circus. (read more . . . )
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Selected Did You Know . . .
- ...that the Yorkshire Museum (pictured) paid £2.5 million pounds for an item found in Yorkshire using a metal detector?
- ...that Bradford City Football Club blamed their FA Cup exit in the 1919–20 season on a pre-game trip to Fry's chocolate works?
- ...that the charitable Sheffield Town Trust funded a cricket match which aimed to "prevent the infamous practice of throwing at cocks"?
- ... that when three men wearing gloves, masks and balaclavas were found on the roof of a church missing £100,000 worth of lead, they were let off because police said they "might be there just for the view"?
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Jarvis Cocker, singer for Pulp (from Culture of Yorkshire)
Yorkshire puddings, served as part of a traditional Sunday roast. (from Culture of Yorkshire)
Herbert Sutcliffe, batsman. (from Culture of Yorkshire)
flax mill, Holbeck, Leeds (from History of Yorkshire)The 19th-century interior of Marshall's
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield. (from History of Yorkshire)Water-powered, belt-driven machinery,
Harold Wagstaff – Prince of the Centres. (from Culture of Yorkshire)
Otley Show. (from Culture of Yorkshire)Mr Pack dressed in traditional Yorkshire attire takes his horse, Danny, for a turn of the field in front of the crowd at
Edwin of Northumbria from Sledmere (from History of Yorkshire)Depiction of
Sean Bean's Yorkshire accent is highly recognised and is utilised on many of his castings including Game of Thrones Stark accent. (from Culture of Yorkshire)
Helmsley Castle was destroyed at the end of the Civil War (from History of Yorkshire)
Pelé (left) in Sheffield in November 2017, marking the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest football club, Sheffield F.C. (from Culture of Yorkshire)Brazilian legend
Yorkshire is often described as "God's own county/country" due to its beautiful landscape and unspoiled countryside (from Culture of Yorkshire)
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