Pontefract’s Liquorice Festival – Sunday 9th July

Pontefract’s Liquorice Festival – Sunday 9th July

When I say Pontefract what do you think of? – The castle?  – The races? Or are you part of the vast majority who would shout out “Pontefract cakes!” Chances are it would be those small black medallions of sweetness that spring to mind. Pontefract has been...
Secret Masham – A Peculier Place in Many Ways!

Secret Masham – A Peculier Place in Many Ways!

PHOTO: The traditional Boxing Day West of Yore Hunt meet in Masham Market Place. The pretty little market town of Masham (pronounced Massem by the locals) lies in Lower Wensleydale and is probably best known for its two craft breweries – Theakstons and Black Sheep....
Yorkshire’s Agricultural Shows – a Grand Day Out.

Yorkshire’s Agricultural Shows – a Grand Day Out.

Photo: Kilnsey Show fell racers stream up the crag One of the great joys of any region, county or dale is when communities get together to celebrate all that they grow, their farmers, their traditions and all that makes a great day out. Here in Yorkshire we have a...
Choir ‘Tour de Yorkshire’

Choir ‘Tour de Yorkshire’

The 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire showcased some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside, villages and towns.  It also paved the way for the Tour de Yorkshire to continue drawing attention to our glorious county, but what of our UNESCO World Heritage...