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The 'flying circus' tragedy: When two children were killed by a plane in a Leeds park

A park in Leeds was the site of an aviation disaster 80 years ago when two young boys were killed during an air display.
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Picture Past: A journey back through the lens of history

More evocative photographs from the vaults of the Yorkshire Post.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Towering presence

One of the most controversial pieces of news to hit South Yorkshire in recent times has been the proposed demolition of newly built homes on the old Mexborough power station site to make way for the HS2 train route.

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Bletchley Park codebreaker from Yorkshire who helped crack Enigma dies at 104

Bletchley Park codebreaker from Yorkshire who helped crack Enigma dies at 104

James “Jimmy” Thirsk, who has died three days after his 104th birthday, was an intelligence analyst during the Second World War at Bletchley Park, where he helped to decipher the German Enigma code.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Pride of the North

Barrow colliery was once named as ‘the million-tons-a-year pit’ and ‘Pride of the North’ due to record-breaking mining feats.

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An old tram rail can be seen inside the sinkhole (Steve Thackray)

Headingley burst water main reveals forgotten tramway beneath Otley Road

The large sinkhole that appeared in Headingley this week has uncovered a fascinating glimpse into the city's past.
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York Minster.

YP Letters: Minster park should remain haven of peace

From: David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.

Opinion

300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale: The life and work of the Otley-born designer

Today marks the anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s 300th birthday, and with this the nation reflects and celebrates one of it’s most famed furniture designers.

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Picture Past: A trip back to 1972

Click through some of our most evocative pictures from 46 years ago.

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Rick Wakeman measured at Stagewear.

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Dressing to thrill

When wizard keyboard player Rick Wakeman fancies new outfits for TV or stage, he always contacts Neil Crossland.

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Picture Past: A photographic journey back in time

We have rummaged through our picture archive and discovered more superb old photographs.

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Aldborough: Yorkshire helicopter crash village was the site of a wartime RAF tragedy

Aldborough: Yorkshire helicopter crash village was the site of a wartime RAF tragedy

The village of Aldborough was in shock yesterday after a helicopter came down in a farmer's field, killing pilot and Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd.

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Huskar Heritage Group members Jane Scott and Jane Raistrick, research for the memorial event of the Huskar Mining Disaster at All Saints Church in Silkstone, near Barnsley.'30th May 2018.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Huskar 180: Remembering the 26 children whose deaths changed history

JOSEPH BIRKINSHAW was just seven years old when he perished in the Huskar pit disaster, alongside his brother George, who was 10, and 24 other children almost two centuries ago.

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Planning row breaks out over Yorkshire castle on the Queen's estate

Planning row breaks out over Yorkshire castle on the Queen's estate

A plan submitted by Queen Elizabeth’s estate to convert disused stables into a house within the boundary of a Doncaster castle, has been deferred for a later date.
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Delve into the unseen history of the Terry family

CHOCOLATE lovers and history buffs alike will be able to delve into the heritage of York’s famous Terry family through rarely seen photographs and mementoes.

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Benjamin Gott: Captain of industry

Industrialist and former Leeds mayor, Benjamin Gott, once provided work at his colossal mills for thousands, while his former home Armley or Gott’s Park, converted many years ago to a public open space, is a fitting testament to his memory.

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Doncaster's 'eighth wonder of the world': The house made of sand with an underground ballroom

Doncaster's 'eighth wonder of the world': The house made of sand with an underground ballroom

A new play is celebrating the Sand House, a unique piece of Doncaster’s heritage now buried under the town’s streets. Stephen McClarence sets out to dig up the past.
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Meet the volunteers of the scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Meet the volunteers of the scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Hesitantly, I confess that I have never seen The Railway Children. Roger France looks at me with a mixture of incredulity and concern. After all, the 1970 film, featuring Jenny Agutter, with Bernard Cribbins as station porter Albert Perks, put the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway firmly on the map.

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The hut is located deep in the tunnels beneath the station

Engineers discover 100-year-old hut hidden deep inside railway tunnels

Network Rail have released fascinating photos of an Edwardian railway workers' hut that has been preserved in time below ground.

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Picture Past: A photographic journey back in time

We have rummaged through our picture archive and discovered more superb old photographs.

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