100yrs old today – Happy Birthday Bettys!

100yrs old today – Happy Birthday Bettys!

The Story of Bettys Tea Rooms – A Yorkshire Institution The story of Bettys doesn’t begin in Yorkshire but in Switzerland. In 1885, Anna Maria Bützer gave birth to a son, Fritz. Her husband, Johann, was a miller and master baker and they lived in a mill in...
Bradford Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Bradford Dragon Boat Festival 2019

The UK’s biggest multi award winning Dragonboat Festival is back Bradford Dragon Boat Festival held at Roberts Park, Saltaire promises to be a fun filled family festival with dragon boat racing on the river and landside attractions for all to enjoy including...
THE SHAMBLES IN YORK – DIAGON ALLEY?

THE SHAMBLES IN YORK – DIAGON ALLEY?

It was mentioned in Domesday Book in 1086 but the present York street we call the Shambles is clearly later. The houses were built of wide timber frames although the framing is now covered by plaster or hidden by brick frontages. Nobody comes to York without...
Walking in Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire

Beautiful vistas, vast expanses of wild moorland, delightful villages, secluded dales, rugged coastline – Yorkshire, “God’s own County” really does have it all! So, if you’re a keen long-distance walker or even if you’re more of a stroll-and- teashop person, why not...