Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby landsurfer » 31 Jul 2017, 4:38pm

ibbo68 wrote:I have cousins who are Hantons but not related!
Her dad probably worked with my dad and uncles/cousins.
My dad is 81 and took early retirement in 86 after the strike.We lived on East cres briefly in 73/74 but moved onto Laburnum avenue on the concrete estate where my parents still live.


If you fancy sending a surname via PM I'll run it by Julie, her big brothers are Derek and Ian.
Cliff took retirement after the Strike ..... but kept getting called back for the odd shift for years.
Julies great great grandad was one of those that sunk the shaft at Silverwood.
Her great uncle is still down there.
Cliff would have been in his early nineties by now but the dust got him some years ago ....
She remembers being taken to the pit on pension day on her granddads shoulders, he to get his pension, her for sweets at the little shop across from the baths ... Her grandad retired the day she was born ....
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby brynpoeth » 31 Jul 2017, 5:21pm

Went on a school trip from The South to Yorkshire many years ago, our teacher insisted on showing us Barnsley, his home town. I remember Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds too, +1

How do people in Yorkshire celebrate, why is it not a public holiday?

+99 for Beryl Burton, she won the men's 12 hour championship
+1 for Ron Kitching
Any other great people from Yorkshire?
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby ibbo68 » 31 Jul 2017, 5:47pm

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby landsurfer » 31 Jul 2017, 6:39pm

brynpoeth wrote:Went on a school trip from The South to Yorkshire many years ago, our teacher insisted on showing us Barnsley, his home town. I remember Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds too, +1

How do people in Yorkshire celebrate, why is it not a public holiday?

+99 for Beryl Burton, she won the men's 12 hour championship
+1 for Ron Kitching
Any other great people from Yorkshire?


No thats it ....
Dead modest in South Yorkshire ........ :D
Cricketers, Engineers, Playwrights, Cyclists, Pilots ..... Sure we have a few some where ............. :lol:
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby tykeboy2003 » 1 Aug 2017, 8:48pm

ibbo68 wrote:I grew up on the Bramley side of the M18.I moved to Sheffield in 1990 and rarely go back there.I rode that way with a mate from work a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how many new housing estates there are.All the fields we played in as Kids are now a massive estate called Woodlaithes village.


Yes there's been a lot of house building on what used to be fields when I was a lad, but on the other side of the coin all the pit slag heaps round Wath, Bolton, Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe have gone with some being replaced by country parks etc.

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Aug 2017, 7:29pm

Yorkshire and Scotland have a few things in common, today the grouse-shooting season began in both but a report in the Grauniad suggests the tide could be turning against this sport (sport? I do not know enough about it to form an opinion)

Fewer chelsea tractors would be good, mind
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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby foxyrider » 13 Aug 2017, 8:24am

brynpoeth wrote:Yorkshire and Scotland have a few things in common, today the grouse-shooting season began in both but a report in the Grauniad suggests the tide could be turning against this sport (sport? I do not know enough about it to form an opinion)

Fewer chelsea tractors would be good, mind


Many many years ago I was employed for a day as a beater up in Scotland. It was hard work, the visiting guns weren't exactly crackshots and the grouse haul was low.

I'm not a great fan of so called blood sports but the cessation of this one has huge impact on uplands. The NT/RSPB in recent years took over management of all our local moorland and a combination of poor management and bad practice has seen huge areas of heather moorland destroyed and covered with carcinogenic bracken. Of course that has driven the grouse away too completely altering the wildlife balance.

To maintain a grouse population requires lots of management whether you shoot them or not. Part of that management is what has given us the iconic moors of purple heather, the habitat of the grouse and many other species.
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby Ben@Forest » 13 Aug 2017, 6:28pm

brynpoeth wrote:Yorkshire and Scotland have a few things in common, today the grouse-shooting season began in both but a report in the Grauniad suggests the tide could be turning against this sport (sport? I do not know enough about it to form an opinion)

Fewer chelsea tractors would be good, mind


That's almost definitely a Guardian opinion writer's opinion, grouse shooting tends to be the preserve of the rich (or those who are invited by rich people or companies) and the rich and rich companies will always be with us. Driven grouse shooting was debated by MPs at Westminster Hall in autumn 2016 and none of the 30 MPs involved voted to ban it - including Caroline Lucas who has argued against it but did not vote for a ban.

And of course grouse moors is exactly where Chelsea tractors should be...

foxyrider wrote:...To maintain a grouse population requires lots of management whether you shoot them or not. Part of that management is what has given us the iconic moors of purple heather, the habitat of the grouse and many other species.


This is true - but of course it is not natural - our uplands should be a mosaic of woods, glades, bogs, heaths and solitary trees - not iconic swathes of heather. Grouse shooting and upland sheep grazing is an unnatural regime but other forms of potentially successful management (conifer plantation) are as disliked by environmentalists as much as they dislike grouse shooting.

Really we could say that the Thames floodplain has been ruined by man's influence - but I don't hear anyone calling for allowing Barnes, Fulham, Battersea and the City of London to be allowed to return to a state of annual flooding, when they do I'll start getting more exercised about the artificiality of grouse moors.

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Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Aug 2017, 7:48pm

Guardian reader? Guardian writer! I had a couple of pieces published in the paper, fairly proud of that

Mind, the Guardian comes from Manchester, strictly speaking :wink:

I think it would be great if the fells had lots more trees, bogs, variety, not just grass or heather
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