John Walker

His Honour John David Walker was well known in Hull as a barrister of many years standing, who became a circuit judge on the north-eastern circuit.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Countess Mountbatten of Burma, godmother to the Prince of Wales

Countess Mountbatten of Burma, godmother to the Prince of Wales, had played an extremely important part in his young life, Prince Charles acknowledged.

Colin Iveson

Colin Iveson, Craven Council officer

Colin Iveson, who has died at 64, turned down a job in London to remain in the Yorkshire Dales, and spent most of his 43 years in local government in the delightful surroundings of Craven.

Bill Harber

Bill Harber MBE, Barnsley policeman

YOU couldn’t have missed Bill Harber if you drove through Barnsley in the days before it was bypassed by the M1.

John Finnegan

John Finnegan, Harrogate RUFC president

John Finnegan, who has died at 71, was not only president of Harrogate rugby union club but also a long-serving player, known to generations of junior coaches as ‘Finners’.

Derek Hodgson

Derek Hodgson, writer and Yorkshire cricket historian

The journalist and author Derek Hodgson, who has died at 87, literally wrote the book on cricket in Yorkshire.

Hull FC's coach Arthur Bunting in 1983

Arthur Bunting, Hull FC rugby league coach

IT IS hard to imagine Hull FC ever again enjoying times as golden as those savoured under Arthur Bunting, their legendary coach, who has died at 80.

Harry Green

Harry Green, land surveyor who helped to map Africa

Harry Green, who has died at 90, enjoyed a remarkable career in which he literally helped put Africa on the map.

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore, poet and novelist

The poet and novelist Helen Dunmore, who has died at 64, having recently made public her cancer diagnosis, was an Orange prize winning author of 12 novels and 10 poetry collections.

Peter Sallis.

Peter Sallis: From Shakespeare to Wallace and Cleggy

THERE NEVER was a more convincing Yorkshireman on screen, either in face or voice, but the actor who created two indelible regional characters was actually from no further north than the upper reaches of the Thames.

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Peter Sallis, left, played Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine.

YP Comment: Last of an era – Peter Sallis was a TV great

EVEN THOUGH Peter Sallis hailed from Twickenham, he will always be synonymous with TV’s Last of the Summer Wine, Britain’s longest-running TV comedy series, which was filmed in Holmfirth and became a national institution.

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Jockey Chris Hayes with trainer David Nicholls after the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Celebration Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse, Ireland, in 2015.

David Nicholls, jockey and racehorse trainer

FEW FORMER leading jockeys have gone on to be even more successful as a trainer, but that is exactly what David Nicholls achieved.

Brooke Nelson

Honorary Alderman Brooke Nelson

Brooke Nelson, an honorary alderman of Leeds, who has died at 84, served as a Liberal councillor in the Armley ward for a decade from 1973.


Death of Roy of the Rovers, actor who always returned to comedy

Coronation Street’s best-known barmaid led the tributes today to her former screen husband, an actor known as much for comedy as for soap opera.

John Noakes was a mainstay of TV's Blue Peter.

YP Comment: TV’s ‘action man’ – Blue Peter’s John Noakes is remembered

IT is paradoxical that John Noakes, television’s original ‘action man’, was actually terrified of cameras. For, to all intents and purposes, the Yorkshireman was a natural whose sense of adventure on the BBC’s iconic children’s programme Blue Peter was emblematic of a more carefree era.

Dave Froggatt

Dave Froggatt, author and charity worker

Dave Froggatt, who has died at 91, was an author and poet, well-known for his eccentric charity work in Killamarsh on the South Yorkshire border, where he was made a Freeman of the village.

Bomber Command crewman Dennis Mason

Dannis Mason, Bomber Command airman

Dennis Mason was an RAF gunner whose wartime exploits as a teenager captivated a younger generation, when his stories were serialised in the Yorkshire Evening Post back in the 1970s.

Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor, journalist and editor

Dennis Taylor, who has died at 89, was a newspaperman who could count one of the first interviews with The Beatles to his credit.

Roger Moore, playing the title role of secret service agent 007, James Bond, is shown on location in England in 1972.

Roger Moore: From modelling knitting patterns in Yorkshire to 007

HE was not really an actor, he insisted - not in the Olivier sense - but from the 1950s to the 1970s he was probably the most bankable star in Britain.


Sir Roger Moore dead: Family announce James Bond legend's passing in emotional statement

Sir Roger Moore has died today, his family has announced in an emotional statement.

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