Autumn 2010

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A Day Out At Kirkstall Abbey And Abbey House Museum,-Leeds
Jean Griffiths explores Kirkstall Abbey and the museum. Kirkstall Abbey is one of Britain’s best preserved abbey’s which still stands substantially to its full height. In the Abbey House Museum are interesting displays covering the history of Kirkstall Abbey and a recreated Victorian Street of shops and houses which is very popular with visitors.

Mysterious Carved Rocks On Ilkley Moor
Ilkley Moor is the most famous moor in Yorkshire; it is also one of the most important Bronze Age ‘art’ sites in Europe with nearly 300 identified carved rocks. But just what is the meaning of these mysterious carved rocks? and who carved them? and why? This article describes some of the well know carved rocks and attempts to answer these questions.

Along The Hambleton Drove Road North Yorkshire
This article traces the Hambleton Drover Road which was used by drovers to bring their cattle down from Scotland to sell at English markets and what brought droving to an end. It also has a fascinating history along its way from prehistoric times to the present. Today it forms part of the Cleveland Way, a long distance footpath that is ideal for walkers.

The White Horse Of Kilburn That Is Not A True White Horse
Alison Hartley makes a visit to the White Horse of Kilburn and discovers that it is not a true White Horse.

The Notorious Cragg Vale Coiners Who Became Murderers
Jeremy Clarke visits Cragg Vale, near Mytholmroyd, home to the infamous Yorkshire coiners. He discovers why they turned to a life of crime and visits three coiners homes and the gravestone of David Hartley in Heptonstall churchyard.

The Nunnington Dragon And The Knight Effigy In The Church Of All Saints And St. James, Ryedale North Yorkshire
This fascinating story of the Nunnington Dragon in Ryedale attempts to give an explanation as to where the British dragon came from. Also if the effigy in the Nunnington church is not the knight that killed the dragon who is he? Find out in this enthralling article.

To download click  The Yorkshire Journal Autumn 2010


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