What Do You Know About Yorkshire?

Ey Up Duck. If you haven’t guessed already we are basing our blog on a Kentish prospective on Yorkshire and what are Southerners know about Yorkshire, so here goes duck.

In our office we asked some of our colleagues of what comes to mind when they think of Yorkshire. Here is what was said: cows, farms, sheep poop, green hills, tea, gravy, pies, Emmerdale, Sheffield, funny language and pastries.

Some facts we have come to find out about the folks up North:

Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, people in Yorkshire like pies, beer and gravy- some of our staff weren’t wrong.
Its highest mountain is called Mickle Fell , If we are talking about mountains then we have to talk about its largest river which is the River Aire.
Yorkshire is home to the first ever football club, Sheffield FC. Thomas Crapper, born and bred in Yorkshire invented more modern day toilets.

According to most northern people ‘Yorkshire Tea’ is the only tea which exist’s. When walking the Northern streets you are most commonly referred to as ‘our lass’ and ‘our lad.’ To all of the lads and lasses a Sunday roast is not a tradition but more mandatory.

A popular face and name we all may of heard of is Jeremy Clarkson, is from Yorkshire.
In 1829, Scarborough opened the world’s first museum dedicated to geology, The Rotunda. Scarborough became England’s first seaside resort in 1626, which i’m sure Jeremy was happy about as he was growing up.

We have also been researching and interested in a town in Yorkshire called Harrogate. Harrogate is in North Yorkshire and is East of the Dales National Park. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include the spa waters and the RHS Harlow Carr gardens.
Harrogate was once two small villages, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, did all of the tall people live in High Harrogate?
Charles Dickens once visited Harrogate in 1858 and he described it as ‘the queerest place with the strangest people in it leading the oddest lives.’

If you have grown up in Harrogate you would know that Moko is not the place you want to be on a night out, but a place you will always end up. Harrogate was voted the third most romantic destination in the World.
Claire King who is also known as Kim Tate in Emmerdale. She is from Harrogate. Jim Carter who has starred in A month in the country. He is a great British actor.

Some of you may already know we currently have an office in Harrogate where we do the same work as down in Kent. Having an office in Harrogate means that Gemma is able to spend working weeks from where she is from. Which means her northern accent is never lost.

Moving on to the picturesque village of Ilkley. If your ever up town and fancy eating some missionary style cuisine. Marco Pierre- white learnt is trade in Ilkely at The Box Tree. Whilst on the topic of famous faces and names involved in Ilkley. The rumour’s are true that Jimi Hendrix’s brought his experience to the Troutbeck hotel. He played a last minute gig back in 1967 to hundreds of youths.
The famous and and cow rocks can be a hot tourist spot whilst in the are, the legend has it the the call was “born” when a giant Rombald trod the cow whilst fleeing an enemy, supposedly an angry wife of his.

Now you have read about what comes to mind when us southern people think of Yorkshire. You May have read some facts you didn’t already know about Yorkshire, Harrogate and Ilkey. We hope you have enjoyed our blog.


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