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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Mining Heritage

Without ceremony, the first sod for No. 1 shaft, at the new Elsecar Colliery, was cut on July 17, 1905 by T. Newbould, manager of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collieries Company.

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Meet the German-born tailor on a mission to revive the fine art of cloth making

Yorkshire was once the textile capital of the world. Now Mark E Johnson meets one woman determined to revive the art of Great Northern Cloth.

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Bike route: Hall of plenty on charming ride

Bike route: Hall of plenty on charming ride

You now have a choice of fairly easy rides for the pleasure cyclist opposed to rides that challenge the inner athlete. This ride is leisurely that has stop-off points and some history along the way. I rode with a friend and apart from the odd stretch on A roads we rode side by side, enjoying conversation.

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Whernside

Weekend Walk: Whernside Circular

A great sense of achievement comes with standing on the summit of “Yorkshire’s Everest”.

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Peter Tuffrey collection

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Talking Pictures

There were several major developments in the cinema industry from the 1890s right up to the Second World War.

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Located in the heart of the Yorkshire village, the cottage once belonged to Nora Batty, she of the wrinkled stockings and fearsome demeanour in Last of the Summer Wine.

Holidaymakers can ‘live like Nora Batty’!

A unique holiday let in picturesque Yorkshire is still wooing visitors, 10 years after Last of the Summer Wine stopped filming – and it’s all thanks to a bright spark at the BBC and some entrepreneurial owners.

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Last-Ditch bid to avert war: The week that was January 2 to 8, 1991.

As blizzards and 90 mph winds blew most of Britain back to work this week in 1991, diplomats and politicians made a last-ditch attempt to avert war in the Gulf.

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First tram in Doncaster in 1902.

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Rail town trams

By the time trams appeared in Doncaster during 1902, the area had undergone its first major change from a small market town into a centre of industrial importance. This was due to the establishment, by the Great Northern Railway Company, of a large engine repair works in the town in 1852-3.

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2017: Yorkshire in pictures

Some of the best photographs taken by our photographers over the past year.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday. Grand Designs

Sir Thomas Wentworth (born 1672) must have been distraught on discovering he would not inherit the family fortune and ancestral seat at Wentworth Woodhouse following the death, in 1695, of his cousin the 2nd Earl of Strafford who did not have an heir.

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Climbing Penyghent by the Dale Head path

Weekend Walk: Penyghent from Dale Head

On maps Penyghent is written as Pen-y-ghent or Pen-Y-Ghent but many prefer Alfred Wainwright’s unhyphenated style.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Blitz destruction

Few pubs have a history as tragic as that of the Marples at the corner of High Street and Fitzalan Square, Sheffield.

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Howden Minster.  Picture: Terry Carrott

Bike route: All roads lead to next year’s Tour

For my final column of 2017, I wanted to go out with a bang and tackle one of Yorkshire’s true landmark climbs but the ice and snow forced me into a rethink.

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Entry to the North York Moors National Park on the A169 Pickering-Whitby road

Weekend Walk: Pickering Beck & Howl Dale

Pickering is the busiest gateway to the North York Moors and this - the town’s best circular walk - serves as a good introduction to the National Park.

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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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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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Rodney Beresford's snow plough on the road between Ingleton and Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park after winter weather brought snow to high ground across the north of England. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 18, 2016. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The father and son team who keep Yorkshire’s highest roads free from snow

With Yorkshire having seen its first proper dumping of snow this winter, Tony Greenbank meets the father and son keeping some of the county’s most remote roads open.

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Bike route: Wonderful place to park and ride

I was visiting Roundhay Park this week so decided to take my bike along and take a trip into Nidderdale afterwards and then on to the Dales.

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Elbolton

Weekend walk: River Wharfe & Elbolton

Elbolton is one of a chain of strange conical hills on the south side of the River Wharfe which stand out because of their green grass against the surrounding brown moor, the result of the underlying geology being limestone.

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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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