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Holmfirth defies the tide of closures

Years ago it was the place to be, where farmers would arrive every week, sell their livestock to local butchers and abattoirs or as ‘stores’ sold on for other farmers to take on further before bringing them back to a finishing weight.

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Cadeby colliery from conisbrough castle c1970s.

Pit of tragedies

The Cadeby colliery site facing both Denaby Main and Conisbrough has witnessed mixed fortunes over its long history

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Dairy farmers Sally and John Banks, of Wildon Grange Farm, Coxwold, near York.

New beginnings down on the farm at Wildon Grange

There’s something truly magical for many who attend lambing days and other farm experiences and at Wildon Grange, between Coxwold and Kilburn, there’s every chance those who visit the Banks family’s dairy farm on Open Farm Sunday tomorrow they may see a new calf being born.

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Stephen Dennis chief auctioneer at Bentham Auction Mart taking charge of the spring lamb sale.

Having a good night at Bentham

Bentham, the last small town before the white rose is swapped for red, or more accurately High Bentham, as Low Bentham is regarded as a village, has had a livestock auction mart since it was established in 1903.

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Soprano Sarah Fox at Castle Howard.

High note at Castle

Soprano Sarah Fox at Castle Howard on Friday, where she gave an impromptu performance in the Great Hall before she sings at the Castle Howard Proms on Saturday August 3 .

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Debbie Wardell of Ryedale Rare and Native Breeds near Pickering with a new born Whitefaced Woodland lamb and ewes.

Mission to keep rare breeds alive

Twelve years ago Debbie Wardell and husband Dave decided it was time to go back to their roots when they moved to Rosewood Cottage between Pickering and Newton upon Rawcliffe.

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Bradford Exchange station, June 25, 1970.

Station to station

The story of Bradford’s former three terminal railway stations is one of changing ownership, rebuilding and moving sites.

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Leeds General Infirmary 1950s.

Healthy history

In 1767 Leeds’s population was around 17,000 and several prominent townspeople considered it vital to establish an infirmary.

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A Royal day out

A Royal day out

The 1977 Silver Jubilee saw the Queen marking 25 years of her reign, by visiting a total of 36 UK counties over three months.

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Aysgarth dairy farmers Ben, right, and Samantha Spence and Ben's brother Adam Spence, left,  have converted a horse box into a mobile shop containing a vending machine, from which customers can pour fresh whole milk into glass bottles.'The horsebox will be parked up at villages across Wensleydale. Picture Tony Johnson.

Milk round with a modern twist

RAPID RETAIL expansion may have put paid to many traditional doorstep milk rounds but communities in the Yorkshire Dales are set to benefit from a modern alternative, fresh from the farm.

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