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Ancient trackway and Billy Butlin’s first holiday camp gets listed status

When Mick Oliver stumbled across it over a decade ago he had no idea just how old it was.

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Lily Cole, actress and social entrepreneur, takes on the role of creative partner at the Bront� Parsonage Museum, as part of plans to mark the icentenary of the birth of Emily Bront� in 2018

Celebrations to mark Emily Brontë bicentenary revealed

ACTRESS Lily Cole, poet Patience Agbabi and artist Kate Whiteford will all help mark the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë, the Brontë Society has revealed.

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Christmas from the Archives
1936: Oldest man in Leeds looks back on 96 Christmases

Christmas from the Archives 1936: Oldest man in Leeds looks back on 96 Christmases

Cigars and nuts are the aspect of Christmas to which the oldest man in Leeds, Mr. Hall, aged 96, of Zetland Place, Harehills, most looks forward.

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Christmas from the archives. 1916 The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park

Christmas from the archives. 1916 The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park

Germans allowed indulgence at their own expense.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Tunnel vision

Railway Feat of the Century trumpeted newspapers as the third Woodhead tunnel neared completion in early 1953.

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General view of the Hexthorpe crash scene.

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Picturing tragedy

Prior to newspapers featuring photographs, images from wooden block engravings were used.

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Rev Garry Hinchliffe at the entrance to  St Robert's Cave  in  Knaresborough.

The hermit saint who lived in a Yorkshire cave

He is, perhaps, the most unusual of Yorkshire’s saints – a hermit who in the 13th century inhabited a cave by the River Nidd in Knaresborough.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Valley of floods

Records reveal that Bentley and Arksey, north of Doncaster, were deluged with floods as far back as the late 17th century.

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Hazel Richardson, Heritage Project Officer, looking through the Tom Twisleton Celebration  exhibition  at The Folly in Settle

Tom Twisleton and the lost language of the Dales

They are words lost in time. The cautionary tale of a drunken woman stumbling along the stalls at Settle market, written in the almost forgotten 19th century dialect of the lower Dales, will ring out once more at the weekend as the village marks a peculiarly local centenary.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: End of the line

During Britain’s first electric tramway era the Dearne District Light Railway was the last to open. Meandering from Barnsley, it linked with the mining areas of the Dearne Valley.

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Potential lies in our ‘disappearing’ historic Yorkshire textile mills, says heritage body

THE “ORIGINAL Northern Powerhouse”, the North’s historic textile mills, are disappearing fast and should be at the centre of regeneration, Historic England has said today.

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The five-star Yorkshire monastery where the monks will have en-suite bathrooms

The five-star Yorkshire monastery where the monks will have en-suite bathrooms

Monks at a North Yorkshire monastery are eagerly awaiting the first renovation of their austere accommodation in 120 years.
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Stolen moment: Englands Dan Luger (centre) celebrates his match-winning try against Australia at Twickenham in 2000. (Picture: PA)

On this day: How victory over Wallabies marked start of World Cup run

England go in search of a fifth straight win over Australia this afternoon as Eddie Jones’s side continue their quest for No 1 status in world rugby.

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The Frank Matcham designed Theatre Royal Wakefield

Transformation plans for conservation area

HISTORIC buildings on one of Wakefield’s main roads could be transformed in an ambitious £2m conservation project.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Rise of the cinema

Prior to the 19th century, Halifax residents could find entertainment in a number of pub yards where travelling players performed.

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Archivist Robin Wiltshire in the Sheffield City Archive strong room as it has been announced it is to open an online shop of citys treasures. Picture Scott Merrylees

Take home a piece of city’s archive history

CENTURIES of fascinating images documenting Sheffield’s past are now available to take home after copies of more than 1,200 pieces from the city’s archives went on sale.

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Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Poignant letters penned by a soldier during the Great War have been discovered in Leeds.

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Yorkshire teacher traces father's World War Two bomber crew

Yorkshire teacher traces father's World War Two bomber crew

It was a rainy day in April 2012 when Vic Jay took part in a Lancaster bomber ‘taxi run’ experience at the Aviation Heritage Centre in Lincolnshire.

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A Dickensian Christmas descends upon Chatsworth House

THE GRANDEUR of Chatsworth Country House has been given a Victorian Gothic twist for the festive season, as its many rooms and corridors have been transformed in a celebration of all things Dickensian.

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Sunlight starts bizarre fire at Bolton Abbey

Sunlight starts bizarre fire at Bolton Abbey

Firefighters were called to one of Yorkshire's most popular historic attractions today when a curtain caught fire in bizarre circumstances.

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