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What is a Yorkshire fats Rascal? Why has a tune approximately hats and moors develop into the Yorkshire Anthem? the place are you able to locate Booze, Crackpot and the Land of Nod? How did the white rose turn into Yorkshire's brand? Which 3 leading Ministers have been born in Yorkshire? who're Yorkshire's actual Calendar women? while is Yorkshire Day?

The solutions are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany-an exciting consultant to this much-loved a part of England and a party of its humans, areas, heritage and quirks. study the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and the way to cook dinner specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart. realize the secrets and techniques of creating a dry stone wall and discover the Yorkshire destinations of recognized motion pictures and television exhibits. comprehend the historical past of well-known Yorkshire icons just like the flat cap and the Yorkshire terrier, and skim concerning the lives of the best ever Yorkshiremen and women.

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The western sky did recompense us well With Grecian Temple, Minaret, and Bower; And, in one part, a Minster with its Tower Substantially distinct, a place for Bell Or Clock to toll from. Many a glorious pile Did we behold, sights that might well repay All disappointment! and, as such, the eye Delighted in them; but we felt, the while, We should forget them: they are of the sky, And from our earthly memory fade away. YORKSHIRE’S PRIME MINISTERS Yorkshire has produced three of Britain’s 51 prime ministers since Robert Walpole became, according to common agreement, the first in the job in 1721.

A recipe for Yorkshire pudding 80 g plain flour 1 egg 80 ml milk 60 ml water salt and pepper beef dripping or other cooking oil Sift the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, break the egg in and beat it. Gradually incorporate the flour around it and add the milk, water and seasoning (you can use an electric hand whisk but a fork will do) until you have a smooth batter. You may not need all the liquid. If you have time, you can do as some Yorkshire cooks advise and let the mix stand for an hour or so or even overnight.

An architect by trade, his design for a two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage mixed speed with greater safety. York’s city centre has a pub called the Hansom Cab in his honour. John Kilner (1792–1857), born in Dewsbury, invented the kilner jar for storing food in an airtight environment. He and his family once had several glassmaking factories around Yorkshire, though the business failed in the 1930s. Percy Shaw (1890–1976), born in Halifax, invented catseyes, perhaps the most important ever road safety tool.

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