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Cycle rides in the Yorkshire countryside with Brian Beadle.
8:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014
WITH its four Rolls Royce Merlin engines at full throttle, a Halifax bomber picks up speed along the runway. With heavy bombs in its belly it needs most of the 1,900- yard runway before lifting off into the sky heading for its German target.
8:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014
HIDING in the shrubbery near the crossroads in the tiny village of Fordon on the Yorkshire Wolds is a quaint church. It is renowned as the smallest church in regular use across the whole of Yorkshire.
8:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013
5:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013
3:25pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
8:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013
8:00am Wednesday 17th July 2013
9:00am Wednesday 15th May 2013
8:00am Wednesday 17th April 2013
4:27pm Wednesday 20th March 2013
8:00am Wednesday 20th February 2013
9:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013
10:20am Wednesday 19th December 2012
9:30am Wednesday 21st November 2012
10:10am Wednesday 17th October 2012
2:46pm Thursday 20th September 2012
11:00am Wednesday 15th August 2012
11:00am Wednesday 18th July 2012
9:00am Wednesday 20th June 2012
2:56pm Wednesday 16th May 2012
10:50am Wednesday 25th April 2012
3:49pm Thursday 22nd March 2012
9:40am Wednesday 15th February 2012
9:00am Wednesday 18th January 2012
THE North York Moors is not renowned for Lake District-type features but one hidden gem that mimics the Lakes in miniature is a narrow road which runs across a ridge with steep precipices on either side, as does Striding Edge on Helvellyn, the difference being about 900 metres in height.
3:11pm Wednesday 21st December 2011
10:00am Wednesday 16th November 2011
1:17pm Wednesday 21st September 2011
4:34pm Wednesday 17th August 2011
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, was described as a licentious, unscrupulous rake and spent most of his time as a courtier womanising, drinking and generally having a jolly good time doing nothing useful.
3:39pm Wednesday 20th July 2011
3:16pm Thursday 16th June 2011
3:59pm Wednesday 18th May 2011
2:54pm Wednesday 20th April 2011
WHEN walking or cycling across the moors I am always thrilled at the number of old crosses, stones and boundary markers that have stood for hundreds of years among this wild and unforgiving environment.
4:06pm Wednesday 16th March 2011
Newburgh Priory is a house full of surprises. Originally an Augustinian order, it was founded in the 12th century. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, the priory and its lands were bought by the Bellasis family.
11:13am Thursday 17th February 2011
11:43am Thursday 20th January 2011
11:52am Thursday 16th December 2010
Bolton Hall in the Ribble Valley was the home of the Pudsay family in the 15th century, and it was in 1464 that Sir Ralph Pudsay took the risk of hiding the Lancastrian King Henry VI, who was fleeing from his Yorkshire enemies after the defeat at the Battle of Hexham. Sir Ralph was quite a character having three wives and 25 children.
3:40pm Wednesday 17th November 2010
3:30pm Thursday 21st October 2010
9:00am Wednesday 15th September 2010
3:00pm Monday 23rd August 2010
12:38pm Thursday 22nd July 2010
12:22pm Thursday 17th June 2010
12:23pm Thursday 20th May 2010
11:58am Tuesday 4th May 2010
4:20pm Friday 19th March 2010
AS Abbot Gerold left Furness Abbey with his band of 12 monks to begin a new life at Calder on the Cumbrian coast, he couldn’t have envisaged the problems he and his followers would face before reaching their final destination in Ryedale. Gerold actually died before they built their beautiful abbey at Byland.
12:50pm Wednesday 17th February 2010
2:19pm Wednesday 20th January 2010
3:54pm Thursday 17th December 2009
THE village of Coniston in the Lake District thrived on the mining industry. Bronze Age man using the copper, Romans worked with iron and the monks of Furness Abbey took iron ore and timber from the surrounding hillsides.
3:11pm Thursday 19th November 2009
3:21pm Thursday 22nd October 2009