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Christmas stories from the archives: Holiday travel rush to the North mounts to climax 1946

A “Green Christmas,” with a likelihood of local fog, is prophesied in the latest official forecast, issued this afternoon.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

Leslie Driffield, a Leeds business man and English champion, last night, in Calcutta, won the World Amateur Billiards Championship.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

Three junior students of the Leeds College of Art are putting their spare time and money to good use by making scale models of British and enemy aircraft from odd scraps of material.

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Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

Christmas stories from the archives Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas

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Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

The first couple to be married at Leeds Register Office today arrived in darkness, before 8 a.m.

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Heritage sites see surge in visitor numbers

Heritage sites have seen a huge surge in visitor numbers, a new report has found, despite staffing levels falling by more than a third in the last decade.

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Ale trail: Otleys pubs are at the heart of community life in the market town. Greg Mulholland, front left, seen here with members of Otley Pub Club.

Putting Otley on the pub map

Pubs are shutting at an alarming rate, but one Yorkshire town is bucking the trend – and could point the way forward for other communities. Andrew Vine reports.

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Radio Caroline's ship, the MV Ross Revenge, as the famous ship-based pirate radio station has applied for an AM waveband licence from Ofcom

This time it’s legal: Radio Caroline sails back to AM after 50 years

THEY WERE the most famous British pirates since Captain Morgan - a boatload of buccaneers imbued with the free spirit of the Sixties, who invented pop radio as we know it.

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The owner of the Ritz Ballroom at Brighouse . Joe Narey dancing with his wife Miriam in  December 1981.

Dance back in time

In the days before Strictly, the owner of the Ritz Ballroom at Brighouse, Joe Narey, dances with his wife Miriam.

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Children of the plague: Yorkshire experts uncover a terrible secret

IT WAS one of the richest monastic houses in Britain, but behind its enormous and ornate gatehouse, one of the largest in the land, lay a terrible secret.

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Sue Fisher, Director of Development at Ampleforth Abbey and College  walking by the abbey

As its monks win £3m from the lottery, Downton’s creator says it all started at Ampleforth

IT IS one of Yorkshire’s most significant abbeys yet also, perhaps, its most secluded. But an injection of nearly £3m from the national lottery could soon change that.

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Cortonwood Colliery striking miners leave for the TUC conference in Brighton

Row flares on cost of coal: The week that was Nov 29 to Dec 5, 1984

AS the miners’ strike entered its 10th month, the National Coal Board described as “inaccurate” a report claiming that Cortonwood Colliery, one of the major Yorkshire pits earmarked for closure, could have been profitable.

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Oil painting on canvas, The North Front of Beningbrough Hall by John Joseph Bouttats

Nostalgia on Tuesday. Hall of History

One young man’s sobriety may have led to Beningbrough Hall’s 300th anniversary being marked this year.

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Enid and Peter Nutland (l) from the Blackpool Church return the ancient cross to Canon Barry Pyke, Canon for Rural Engagement and Education and Ripon Cathedral Dean, The Very Rev. John Dobson (s).

Back in Yorkshire! Ripon Cathedral return for ancient Saxon stone

Ripon Cathedral held a special service to mark the return to the city of an ancient Saxon stone, which had been housed for many years in a Lancashire church.
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The Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman to visit Worth Valley

The World-famous Flying Scotsman is to make an appearance at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway next year.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

Boy with a nervous reaction to sound

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

From our Ossett correspondent

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On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

Two tugs put out last night to the aid of a trawler in which an explosion was reported to have occurred 10 miles east-north-east of Blyth.

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Dr Kevin Grady, head of Leeds Civic Trust, who steps down from the role after 29 years next week.  (Tony Johnson)

Dr Kevin Grady - Leeds Civic Trust boss on how the city has changed

After almost 30 years at the helm of Leeds Civic Trust Dr Kevin Grady is stepping down. He tells Chris Bond about how the city has changed during that time and the challenges it still faces.

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10-year-old Christopher Bennett with his chess trophies. He was named Leeds School's under 12 champion in November 1981.

The end of a cricketing era and a chess young master

The Yorkshire Post’s weekly delve into our picture archives includes Ray Illingworth easing his back into a special chair in 1983 following his final season as Yorkshire cricket captain. And there is also a young champion in chess player 10-year-old Chris Bennett.

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