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Dalesman’s Diary: June 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: June 2024

A Dalesman’s DiaryJune 2024Charles MillsNext month’s Great Yorkshire Show is set to be a bitter-sweet affair... yes, there will be all the usual attractions, but it will be the final one for the current director Charles Mills. This will be his ninth show, and he...

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Bolton Abbey and The Strid: Archive walk October 2013

Bolton Abbey and The Strid: Archive walk October 2013

Bolton Abbey and The Strid First published October 2013Bolton Priory walkDistance: 6.85 miles (11km) Height gain: Undulating 500 ft (152m) approx Time: 3 hours Start: Bolton Abbey Estate Car Park GR071539 How to get there: From the A59, Skipton to Harrogate road, take...

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Recipe archive: Tansy Pudding

Recipe archive: Tansy Pudding

Tansy PuddingFirst published: April 2017An Easter treat for centuries, tansies originally contained herb tansy and other greens, intended as a beneficial spring tonic. With plenty of eggs to celebrate Lent’s end, they werelike a green-tinged omelette. Gradually, over...

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May: Out & About Events Guide

May: Out & About Events Guide

To March 2025. Wakefield. National Coal Mining Museum. ҅84/85 The Longest Year.҆ Exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike. ncm.org.ukTo June 1. Skipton. Town Hall. ҅Soundscapes.’ An immersive audio-video installation showcasing the scenery of the...

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Recipe archive: Hot Scones

Recipe archive: Hot Scones

HOT SALAD SCONES At their best, served freshly baked with a crisp salad.First published in 'More Yorkshire recipes' Collected by Mrs Appleby. 1967The original 'More Yorkshire recipes' from 1967Ingredients 8oz self-raising flour ½ level teaspoon salt ½ level teaspoon...

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Dalesman’s Diary: May 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: May 2024

A Dalesman’s DiaryMay 2024A tagged curlew is set freeThey have finally returned home... some from hundreds of miles away, others from spots less far-flung: the curlews of the Dales are back among us after their winter sojourn. And for the first time, we can say with...

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Adrian Bancroft and his Sheepdogs

Adrian Bancroft and his Sheepdogs

Adrian Bancroft and his Sheepdogsby W.R. MitchellFirst published in September 1974Adrian BancroftANNE, a Border collie living near Dunford Bridge, on the Southern Pennines, helped to gather sheep from about 2,000 acres. At 9.30 a.m. the next day, she was in Cardiff,...

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Dalesman’s Diary: April 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: April 2024

A Dalesman’s DiaryApril 2024Balancing on the clints of a limestone pavement, staring up at the view of Ingleborough mountain is one of those experiences which sticks with you: a moment of awe-inspiring wonder and pride. With open vistas of rolling hills, criss-crossed...

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The day a bomber landed in Clapham

The day a bomber landed in Clapham

The day a bomber landed in ClaphamThe Yorkshire Dales are not suited for landing aircraft but Guy Jefferson recalls the day a Clapham meadow saved five men and a valuable planeOriginally published: October 2004On the night of the 8 June 1941 a Whitley bomber, similar...

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Dalesman’s Diary: March 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: March 2024

A Dalesman’s DiaryMarch 2024Standing sentinel over the surrounding countryside, it’s an iconic part of the Yorkshire landscape and has been for at least 12,000 years. Ever since the Wharfedale Glacier ground its way through this part of the world, the limestone...

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Always ready to rock

Always ready to rock

Always ready to rockAndrew Gallon visits a thriving small business keeping nostalgia alive (July 2014)Beneath the eaves of a former dairy farm in the sleepy village of Fangfoss, a small team of skilled craftspeople keeps alive a manufacturing tradition dating from the...

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Top 10 family attractions in Yorkshire

Top 10 family attractions in Yorkshire

The Dalesman team recommend Yorkshire's top family attractionsIt is no secret that our glorious county is home to a spectacular range of attractions, but why not take some inspiration from us for your next family outing? The Dalesman team share with you our personal...

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Dalesman’s Diary: February 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: February 2024

A Dalesman's Diary February 2024Leaving school without any qualifica­tions, life didn’t immediately look too promising for young Michael James. But 18,194 days later – having devoted his life to looking after porkers – this pigman is hoping to prove that where there’s...

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All Memories Great and Small

All Memories Great and Small

All Memories Great and SmallOliver Crocker chats with the cast of one of Yorkshire’s most successful television series (March 2017)While researching my new book All Memories Great and Small, published as part of the James Herriot centenary year, I carried out sixty...

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Recipe archive: Yorkshire Brick

Recipe archive: Yorkshire Brick

Yorkshire Brick Mrs Simkins' Country Kitchen: June 2017Here’s a brand-new Yorkshire recipe: a bit like a snazzy version of an egg butty! Egg bricks are one of the joys of North African travel: an egg with plenty of parsley sealed inside a triangular filo pastry parcel...

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Dalesman’s Diary: January 2024

Dalesman’s Diary: January 2024

A Dalesman's DiaryJanuary 2024Rod Dimbleby, chairman of the Yorkshire Dialect SocietyIf you ocker* or allock** you’re in danger of missing it... by popular demand, a new course is being held which explores and helps to preserve that part of our heritage of which...

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Recipe archive: Ramblers’ lamb

Recipe archive: Ramblers’ lamb

Ramblers’ lambMrs Simkins’ country kitchenFirst published back in December 2014. Ramblers' lamb is a welcoming slow-cooker stew and is ideal to come home to after a long wintry walk.Ingredients 6-8 servings 800-900g diced stewing lamb 2 tablespoons plain flour...

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Christmas started here

Christmas started here

Christmas started here...Geoff Sargieson (December 2010)The front cover of Mike Harding's Christmas in Yorkshire DVDYorkshire and Christmas go back a long way. In fact, almost back to the actual birth of Jesus himself. The Three Wise Men may be associated with gifts...

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Top 10 underrated Yorkshire towns and villages

Top 10 underrated Yorkshire towns and villages

The Dalesman team reveal Yorkshire's most underrated localesThe Dalesman team share with you a selection of Yorkshire's towns and villages which we believe to be severley underrated, or, at least, much less visited than the popular tourist centres like Grassington,...

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Top 11 Yorkshire Films

Top 11 Yorkshire Films

The Dalesman team's favourite Yorkshire filmsThe Dalesman team share with you our much-loved Yorkshire films, characterised as such by either being filmed or set in our county’s regions. Of course, there are too many to cover in a list of eleven, but hopefully this...

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Top 10 Yorkshire Pubs

Top 10 Yorkshire Pubs

The Dalesman team's favourite pubs across YorkshireThe team here at The Dalesman have recommended our top ten favourite pubs across Yorkshire, for you, our loyal readers. Whether you’re looking for the perfect Sunday roast, a venue for a family get-together, or just a...

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Dalesman’s Diary: December 2023

Dalesman’s Diary: December 2023

A Dalesman's Diary December 2023Dr Elaine Laycock on the frontline in BosniaIt will not be this Christmas, indeed, it may not be next Christmas, but one day soon, Yorkshire grit and determination will mean that humanitarian aid workers lost in conflict will be...

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Walk archive: Penyghent and Plover Hill

Walk archive: Penyghent and Plover Hill

Penyghent and Plower Hillwith Steve Goodier (February 2016)Start/Parking: The National Park car park on the main road (B6479) through Horton in Ribblesdale. This is pay and display and can get very full on fine days so aim to arrive early.Distance: 8.7 miles (14...

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Recipe archive: Spotted Dog

Recipe archive: Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog Mrs Simkins' Country Kitchen: February 2016Spotted dog is another name for spotted dick. It seems both names for this favourite old nursery steamed pudding come from an early colloquial word for pudding: puddick or puddog and that absolutely no mischief...

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Dalesman’s Diary: November 2023

Dalesman’s Diary: November 2023

A Dalesman's Diary November 2023Muker in Swaledale. Photo Rambling Tog (Adobe)Muker is slowly surrendering her secrets: this ancient settlement, at the western tip of Upper Swaledale, is gently breathing life back into her past. Long-lost place names, most not uttered...

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Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light

Seeing the light Helen Johnson talks to Architectural glass artist Alan Davis. (November 2012)Since Alan Davis came to Yorkshire in the 1980s, his work has become part of the fabric of the county. Alan is an archi­tectural glass artist, and his stained glass adorns...

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The Story of Lad

The Story of Lad

The Story of LadFrom The Yorkshire Dalesman: March 2013Dales-born director Dan Hartley talks about his first feature film.“I grew up in the Dales. Every formative​ experience I had was shaped by the landscape ​that surrounded me. I can’t begin to ​describe just how...

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