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Yorkshire born & bred

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Madwoman11 Tue 29-Dec-20 05:39:55

Good morning from a Yorkshire lass who is up with the larks yet again this morning, and wondering how to keep myself entertained. I'm on my second cup of tea - the second of many lol.
A few chores soon, and then fill out my new diary with birthdays and so on.
Anyone else from West Yorkshire?

Gagagran Tue 29-Dec-20 06:40:05

Yes both DH and I are but are currently exiled on the south coast. I was born in Holmfirth and DH in Halifax and we only left the north when we retired, to be near our DC and DGC. Still feel as if I haven't taken root here though and do get yearnings for Yorkshire.

I think there are a number of white roses on GN!

Madwoman11 Tue 29-Dec-20 07:16:02

That's great to hear. I'm in Saltaire. Never been to Holmfirth but on my to do list

sodapop Tue 29-Dec-20 08:55:57

I'm a Yorkshire lass too Madwoman born in Donny, lived in Bridlington for a time then moved to Hull. Now living in France but if I go back to UK it would be Yorkshire again.

Love the area around Holmfirth Gagagran although it's many years since I visited. Enjoyed looking round Piece Hall as well.

MissChateline Tue 29-Dec-20 08:58:21

Also Yorkshire though born in Lancashire. I was at the piece hall yesterday having a very cold picnic with my daughter and family. I love wandering the hills and moors around my little town.

YorkLady Tue 29-Dec-20 09:32:09

Another one here 😁. Are you enjoying the snow this morning? Quite a shock when I woke up today.

MissChateline Tue 29-Dec-20 09:48:49

Beautiful walk at 7 30 though the snowy dark woods.

Flytothestars Tue 29-Dec-20 09:52:56

Lived here for 8 years and love it!

Madwoman11 Tue 29-Dec-20 09:53:04

Yorklady I hate the snow and especially as I'm like bambi on ice lol. I'm hoping it doesn't last long.
York is lovely.

Missfoodlove Tue 29-Dec-20 10:03:07

Yorkshire born then at 20 moved to Lancashire then Newcastle, South Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire,Hampshire and back to Yorkshire😁

Lewie Tue 29-Dec-20 10:22:14

I've lived in West Yorkshire for 44 years, (although still a soft southerner, originally from London) and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Alygran Tue 29-Dec-20 11:07:53

Me too! Born in North Yorkshire and spent my whole life here except for 3 years in Cardiff at University.
There was a GN meet up in York fairly regularly before Covid. Hope some of the current Yorkshire residents will be able to join us when we resume.

Katyj Tue 29-Dec-20 18:54:02

I’ve lived in West Yorks all my life. Couldn’t live anywhere else now, although we do love to holiday in Devon and Cornwall but it’s always nice to come home.

MollyMandy Tue 29-Dec-20 19:09:05

I’m also in West Yorkshire. Live near a hill where there is no castle, but called Castle Hill! Wonderful far reaching views.
Originally from Lancashire, but lived here now 50 years.

vampirequeen Tue 29-Dec-20 19:12:58

Hull born and bred although now posh cos I live in the East Riding. I love Hull. It's a totally under rated city and doesn't deserve it's bad reputation.

DH is from Bradford so we go over to West Yorkshire a lot. (Pre Covid). I love West Yorks too but I find the language barrier difficult at times. I can't tell you the shock I got the first time I asked for a toasted teacake and got a toasted breadcake. Mind you DH has the same problem in Hull. He asked for fish, chips and a teacake. The lady tried to send him over the road to the cake shop grin.

I've introduced him chip salt with chips and mint sauce on his fried fish He's introduced me to warm pork pie and peas with mint sauce.

My favourite place is Haworth Waterfalls (it's where DH proposed). I also love the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Shibden Hall (Halifax), Haworth, Shipley Glen, Baildon Moor....oh the list is endless. If you've never been to West Yorkshire you really should visit. You'll be surprised. Equally if you've never visited Hull and East Yorkshire book yourself in for a long weekend or even a couple of weeks. You'll be glad you did.

MamaCaz Tue 29-Dec-20 20:38:21

I was born in the Holme Valley, though we moved over to Meltham when I was six.
I left both that area and Yorkshire when I was 18, but still love being back up there when I visit my mum, and definitely still consider myself a Yorkshire lass.
You can take the girl out of Yorkshire, but you can't take the Yorkshire out of the girl 😄

Madwoman11 Wed 30-Dec-20 19:18:42

Mamacaz exactly 😊

Madwoman11 Wed 30-Dec-20 19:20:11

Vampirequeen love your post 😊

sodapop Wed 30-Dec-20 19:26:14

I did my nurse training in Hull vampirequeen and a pre nursing course at the college in Queen's Gardens. So long ago now.

EllanVannin Wed 30-Dec-20 19:31:08

My closest encounter with Yorkshire were my school holidays spent with cousins in Riddlesden/ Keighley.

BradfordLass73 Thu 31-Dec-20 08:42:09

I'll let you guess where I was born and brung up. grin

rubysong Thu 31-Dec-20 09:20:39

Well said VQ I was born and bred East Riding but have now been in Cornwall for many years owing to DH's Royal Navy career. We have really missed our visits back to EY this past year and have lots of walks and days out planned for when we can getup there.

grannysyb Thu 31-Dec-20 09:22:00

Born in Hamburg, but spent my childhood in Hull and Thirsk. Moved to York with ex, both children born in Yorkshire. Moved south in '77 but look on Yorkshire as my second home.

MamaCaz Thu 31-Dec-20 09:27:37


I'll let you guess where I was born and brung up. grin

Bradford on Avon?

Only joking! grin

Just the mention of Bradford brings back happy memories - in winter, my dad used to take me and my brother over there (from Huddersfield) nearly every Saturday to go skating. Happy days ☺

Laurely Thu 31-Dec-20 10:17:55

I live near Bedale, but just over the border into Richmondshire. We're now in Tier 3 whereas yesterday it was Tier 2. We went out to our local pub to eat last night while we could; they can only do takeaways now. Delicious food, but I can no longer cope with a big evening meal! And it's put back two of the surplus Christmas pounds...