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Date:3rd October 2018.'Picture James Hardisty.'A new book from Historic England that involves the Piece Hall in Halifax. It�"s one of 12 Yorkshire places that feature in A History of England in 100 Places. Pictured Piece Hall, Halifax.

From white elephant to jewel: The rebirth of Halifax’s Piece Hall

So what do you do, I ask Rachel Flynn. “Equine photography,” she says. I nod vaguely. “I photograph horses,” she explains. “Back in Australia.” And she does, very well, if her website is anything to go by. Based in Melbourne, Rachel is visiting friends in Halifax and is browsing round the bright, stylish new shops at the town’s Piece Hall. This superbly restored building – which Prince Charles described as “marvellous” when he visited earlier this year – is one of 12 Yorkshire locations featured in Historic England’s newly published Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: ‘Bully’ for the boys

The countryside around Carcroft, six miles north of Doncaster, was stirred on Saturday, December 9, 1911, by the strident calls of half a dozen buzzers, announcing that coal had at last been reached at Bullcroft colliery at a depth of 657 yards.

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Meet the man who operates Yorkshire’s most remote railway signal box

Youngsters save a train from disaster by desperately 
waving improvised flags made red from flannel petticoats in The Railway Children, Edith Nesbit’s classic story. If only signalling on our railways was always so simple. Nowadays signal boxes, one of the icons of our railways’ heritage, are facing the end of the line as the pace of modernisation threatens their future.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: The name’s Bond

Bond Street, in Leeds, initially formed part of a cross-town route from Kirkgate. The name and street were later absorbed into a shopping centre before becoming part of a much larger one, Trinity, in the heart of the city.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Hooked on classic

Over the next few days Doncaster will host the William Hill St Leger Festival, one of the most prestigious events in the horse racing calendar with thousands flocking to the Town Moor course to have a flutter on the St Leger, the oldest classic race.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday. Richard’s castle

Although Middleham Castle will forever be associated with the often maligned King Richard III, the building itself is of immense interest, standing on high ground above the town in the upper reaches of Wensleydale.

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