…August 1st, Yorkshire Day.

A day when Yorkshire puddings will be eaten, ferrets stuffed down trousers, pigeons fancied, whippets raced, flat caps thrown in the air and much ale quaffed.

“Nowt so queer as folk”, or as we also say in these parts:-

Hear all, see all, say nowt,
eat all, drink all, pay nowt,
and if tha’ does owt for nowt
Always do it for theesen

Have a good (Yorkshire) day.

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The North Yorkshire village of Goathland, once named Godeland from the Anglo Saxon for Good land or God’s Land, can trace its roots back to the days of the Vikings and was actually given to the 1st Earl of Lancaster in 1267 by his father Henry III.

However it is probably rather better known for being the village of Aidensfield in the 60s TV drama Heartbeat and Hogsmeade, the station of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express.

It is also a great place for a walk across the moors and to see trains running from Pickering to Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway….

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Steam clouds on the horizon…

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This weekend (18/19 July) Masham, a small market town in Lower Wensleydale in the North Yorkshire Dales, celebrates 50 years of its annual steam fair.

Started in 1965 to raise funds for the local town hall this annual two day event now hosts a gathering of 40 steam traction engines, and several hundred classic cars and caravans, vintage wagons, agricultural tractors and equipment.

A great day out and the sights and sounds are a great photo opportunity!

Words and photographs Copyright © 2015 by Antony J Waller

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On the rails at Pickering station NYMR.

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Here’s looking at you!


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