Spring 2015 issue available to download

We are delighted to announce publication of the The Yorkshire Journal Spring 2015 which includes a wide selection interesting articles for our readers.

The Yorkshire Journal Spring 2015 Front cover

This issue contains the following articles.

.Page_05_Image_0004 Marcus Grant reveals another Crop Circle in Yorkshire. This time the mysterious crop circle phenomenon returned to its old stamping ground around Barnsley, South Yorkshire which, seems to be a favourite place to locate crop circles. Marcus also takes a look back at the best of the mysterious crop circles.
Next, Stephen Riley takes a special look at the Dent Railway Station, which is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is the highest mainline station in England. It is on the historic Settle-Carlisle line and has now been restored to its former glory. He also uncovers the fascinating history of the station. .Page_12_Image_0001
.Page_17_Image_0002 Alison Hartley returns to Hornsea Mere on the East Yorkshire coast to reveal a very fishy story of two young anglers who caught a big fish, this one did not get away. Also why two Abbeys had a trial by combat for the right to fish the Mere.
Ilkley Moor can be a mysterious place at times, Susan’s account ranges from prehistoric times to well-known characters of the moor, plus the major fire of 2006, conservation, grouse shooting and even alien encounters on the moor! .Page_24_Image_0001
 Page_31_Image_0004 In contrast to Rombalds Moor, Thorne Moors is a lowland raised mire, a much rarer habitat. Daniel explains the formation of Thorne Moors after the last ice age, and chronicles their near destruction at the hands of man in recent times.
For our last article Julian Giles explains the story of the Devil’s Stone which is an unusual crudely carved stone inside St Michael and All Angels’ Church at Copgrove, North Yorkshire. Page_41_Image_0001

But there is much more to these articles, please read and enjoy them. We welcome your comments, it is really important to us to know what readers enjoy most – and least. The Yorkshire Journal is completely free, and we intend it to stay that way.  But (there is always a but),  this means that we have no advertising budget to promote the journal, and have to rely on web links from related sites, Google searches and personal recommendation to find new readers.  Consequently only a very small number of people know about us, and it is frustrating that many people would enjoy the journal – if they only knew about it!So we would really appreciate your help to widen our circulation.   The most important thing is to tell your friends and relatives about us, if you only convince one person to download an issue of the journal it would be much appreciated.  If you belong to a local history society ask them to add a link to our website – we will gladly reciprocate the link.  If you use Facebook then please click the “Like us on Facebook” link at the bottom of this page, or write a short post about us on your Facebook timeline.  However you do it please help us to become better known.

Actually there are two buts.  We have one or two authors who regularly write articles for us, and a few who occasionally do so.  We badly need to increase the number of authors.  People like you who are passionate about Yorkshire.  Almost everyone knows something interesting about their locality which would be of interest to others so please do consider making a contribution.  Or perhaps you know someone who you could persuade to write something for us.  More details in our Contributions page.

We have greatly expanded our Links page since publishing the last issue, so there is lots more to look at after you have finished reading this issue

Most of all – enjoy the new issue, and dip into our archive too!

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