The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show – Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th July 2018 The Great Yorkshire Show was born in October 1837 when a group of leading agriculturalists, led by the third Earl Spencer, met at the Black Swan Hotel in Coney Street, York to discuss the future...
The Snickelways of York

The Snickelways of York

No visit to the magnificent City of York would be complete without an exploration of some of the 50 medieval Snickelways (alleyways) dotted around the City. The term Snickelway was first used by the author Mark W Jones who in 1983 produced an outstanding guidebook...
Eboracum Roman Festival, York

Eboracum Roman Festival, York

Eboracum Roman Festival, York 1st – 3rd June 2018 The Romans invaded Britain in AD43. In AD71 the Ninth Legion led by the Roman Governor of Britain, Quintus Petilius Cerialis, marched north from Lincoln to subdue the Brigantes, a loose federation of tribes...
Yorkshire Minsters

Yorkshire Minsters

I am lucky enough to work in York Minster, arguably the most famous Minster in England and the question I get asked the most is “What is a Minster?”. The simplest answer I can give is it is a centre for teaching about God and Christianity. It’s an...
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...