Yorkshire features of historical interest.

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The Cemeteries of Roman York

by Adam Parker Roman cemeteries were always outside of the city walls, for reasons of hygiene, and frequently followed t ...

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William Thomas Marriott, Wakefield’s Philanthropist Spinner

William Thomas Marriott was the third generation of the family to be worsted spinners. His grandfather, Thomas Marriott, ...

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The Bradford Sweets Poisoning of 1858

In 1858, some twenty people died and more than 200 became seriously ill as a result of arsenic trioxide being inadverten ...

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The History of Castle Hill, Castle Hill Side, Huddersfield

The History of Castle Hill, Huddersfield by Christopher Marsden & Andrew Caveney In 1873 members of the British Arch ...

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History of The Piece Hall, Halifax

History of The Piece Hall, Halifax by David Paul The Piece Hall in Halifax, designed by local man Thomas Bradley, is per ...

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The History of Jawbone Hill, Sheffield

by Melvyn and Joan Jones The top of Jawbone Hill lying at 816 feet above the Don valley between Grenoside and Oughtibrid ...

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Yorkshire History: The Dramatic Life of Jonathan Martin, tanner

Recently, the world watched in horror as Notre Dame in Paris burst into flames, and breathed a collective sigh of relief ...

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The History of Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster History by Paul Chrystal When is a cathedral not a cathedral? When it is a minster. There is, however, ...

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The History of Whitby Jet

by Andrew White Jet is one of Whitby’s most famous products. Indeed many people who have never been to Whitby know ...

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The Press Gangs and Smugglers of Whitby – History

The Press Gangs and Smugglers of Whitby History by Paul Chrystal Not all of Whitby’s maritime activities were enti ...