Summer 2012

Front Cover Sir Nigel Gresley Summer 2012

Sir Nigel Gresley Summer 2012


The Shambles in York & St. Margaret Clitherow
By Sarah Harrison pages 4-9

Sarah explores the narrow street that was once full of butcher’s shops. The Shambles is today a popular tourist attraction which has a fascinating history. The Shambles was also the home to the saint and martyr Margaret Clitherow.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway 175th Anniversary Steam Gala
By Stephen Riley pages 10-15
A lively visit to the NYMR steam gala where Stephen rides on the trains and tells the interesting story of this heritage railway line. Today steam trains takes tourists on an 18 mile (29 km) journey running across the North York Moors.

Filey Butlin’s Remembered – 1946-1983
By Jonathan Guy pages 16-21

Filey Butlin’s Holiday Camp was Billy Butlin’s pride and joy. Jonathan explains why, as he takes a nostalgic look at the Camp which closed in 1983.

Readers Photo Gallery pages 22-23

By David Reynolds pages 24-31

KES was filmed around Barnsley in 1968. David visits the places and takes us through the movie. He goes behind the scenes and locations and talks to the unknown cast, now in their prime of life.

The Three Nuns at Mirfield, West Yorkshire
By Jeremy Clark pages 24-29

The story of the Three Nuns Public House at Mirfield has an intriguing history. It is believed that three nuns from Kirklees Priory sought refuge at a guest house and subsequently ran it as a tavern. Jeremy investigates the history behind the three nuns.

The Yorkshireman who made the first seaside rock – with the name running through it
By Sheila Goodall pages 30-31
Today sticks of seaside rock remain a popular icon of the seaside holiday. Sheila uncovers the Yorkshireman who first made seaside rock with the name of the town running through the centre.

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