Miscellany

A selection of jokes, amusing pictures, Yorkshire dialect, trivia and other snippets from the pages of Dalesman, plus the best Yorkshire-related content from around the web.

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The Tour de France starts in Yorkshire in July with the Yorkshire Grand Départ 2014 and ahead of the event, the county’s tourism body Welcome to … Continue reading

  If you ever needed convincing that a cup of tea is the answer to just about every problem life throws at you then a … Continue reading

A video of Yorkshire actor Patrick Stewart reciting a poem in his native dialect has gone viral on the internet. And the clip from BBC … Continue reading

In a massive coup for the county, Yorkshire will play host to the start of the 2014 Tour de France. The ‘Land of Broad Acres’ … Continue reading

The Dalesman has always championed the Yorkshire dialect, and every edition includes snippets of humour and verse in ‘Tyke talk’. This example is by Michael … Continue reading

Horsing around

The discovery of Richard III’s skeleton in a Leicester car park prompted several jokes and cartoons within the pages of Dalesman magazine. This one comes … Continue reading

After completing his masterpiece, The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin headed for Yorkshire to recuperate. He passed the autumn of 1859 in Ilkley, spending time … Continue reading

A profile of famous Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson, whose sketches can be seen in the Dalesman every month. Ashley’s new book, My Yorkshire Sketchbook, published … Continue reading

Ay-up! Fly Yorkshire Airlines. A classic clip from Hale and Pace. Yorkshire stereotypes come thick and fast in this spoof commercial, but it’s all good-natured … Continue reading

Stephen Fry visits Yorkshire with poet and Dalesman writer Ian McMillan who explains the subtle variations of dialect which strengthen one’s sense of identity. From … Continue reading

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