Denby Dale and its Giant Pies

Denby Dale and its Giant Pies

In a quiet village by the river between Huddersfield and Barnsley an incredible history of pie making is quietly and proudly celebrated. This idyllic spot was once a thriving industrial area. During that period of prosperity, a tradition was born that has led to the...
Tour de Yorkshire in Bedale

Tour de Yorkshire in Bedale

Tour de Yorkshire, 3rd – 6th May 2018 Ask any Yorkshireman – or woman – where he or she was, and what they were doing, on the first weekend of July 2014 and I’m pretty sure he could tell you. That was the weekend our spectacular county, with...
Where to see the Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Where to see the Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Inspired by Yorkshire’s hosting of the Tour de France in 2014, the fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the...
Thomas Chippendale – 300 year anniversary

Thomas Chippendale – 300 year anniversary

Thomas Chippendale – Son of Otley, Cabinet Maker and Forefather of Interior Design This enigmatic, uniquely talented man was born three hundred years ago in Otley in June 1718, the only son of John and Mary Chippendale (Nee Drake). Baptised in All Saints, Otley...
Yorkshire’s Spa Towns

Yorkshire’s Spa Towns

The appreciation that natural spring water could cure sickness and disease dates back to Roman times and beyond. With the conversion to Christianity ‘taking the waters’ developed into a religious rite until the reformation, when Henry VIII’s...