Celtic tribes[ edit ] Early inhabitants of Yorkshire were Celts , who formed two separate tribes, the Brigantes and the Parisi. The tribe controlled most of Northern England and more territory than any other Celtic tribe in England. That they had the Yorkshire area as their heartland is evident in that Isurium Brigantum now known as Aldborough was the capital town of their civitas under Roman rule. Six of the nine Brigantian poleis described by Claudius Ptolemaeus in the Geographia fall within the historic county. Initially, this situation suited both the Romans and the Brigantes, who were known as the most militant tribe in Britain. Queen Cartimandua left her husband Venutius for his armour bearer, Vellocatus , setting off a chain of events which changed control of the Yorkshire area. Cartimandua, due to her good relationship with the Romans, was able to keep control of the kingdom; however her former husband staged rebellions against her and her Roman allies. This saw his son Constantine the Great proclaimed emperor in the city, who would become renowned due to his contributions to Christianity.
West Yorkshire Police issued more than double the speeding tickets of any other force in 2017
The Government has yet to decide whether to include Bradford on its planned east-west Northern Powerhouse Rail line from Manchester to Leeds, but the report by Arup provides a dossier of evidence about why it should do so. It says while more people travel between Bradford and Leeds than between any other two cities in the UK, comparatively few people choose to make the journey by train, leaving roads heavily congested.
It says speeding up this journey, as well as the journey to Manchester, will unlock economic benefits not just for Bradford but for the rest of the North.
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Industries[ edit ] West Yorkshire grew up around several industries. Bradford , Halifax and Huddersfield were grown through the development of woollen mills, Leeds’ traditional industry was the manufacturing of cloth, while heavier engineering industries facilitated growth in South Leeds. The woollen and cloth industries declined throughout the twentieth century. Many of the coal mines in West Yorkshire closed during the Robens era in the s, but mining was still a significant employer in the Wakefield district at the time of the —85 strike.
Wakefield has also attracted many service based industries, inparticularly call centres. Two of the big four supermarkets are from West Yorkshire. Morrisons is based in Bradford, while Asda is based in Leeds. Netto have their British headquarters in South Elmsall. Rhubarb The Rhubarb Triangle is wholly in West Yorkshire and still produces the vegetable in considerable quantities.
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He had no idea where it was taken, but he thought it was in the Derbyshire Peak District somewhere, where as I thought it was in Yorkshire. Perhaps somebody will be able to identify the location? Contemporary reports state that it was fitted with translucent panelling which could be lifted for ventilation. It was also fitted with an air operated pre-selector gearbox, and it was reported that it could travel at 55mph.
If anybody is interested I have a Blue Bus Services page on my website, which can be found at this link. I hope someone comes up with the location of JRB.
Yorkshire (/ ˈ j ɔːr k ʃ ər, -ʃ ɪər /; abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform.
Silsden Fire Station was built in and has one firefighting appliance. The Control Room received a call at In West… 23 Nov Bradford firefighters are hoping to leave a lasting impression on young drivers as part of Road Safety Week November The fire service was called at hrs to attend Storiths Court,… 21 May Firefighters have been working alongside learning disabilities charity, Hft Bradford, to help spread safety messages to potentially vulnerable people in the community.
The aim of the joint working… 11 May Members of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and its Authority have a heavy heart today as the thirtieth anniversary of the Bradford City fire tragedy is marked across the… 02 May West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service WYFRS is winning the battle against arson alongside emergency service partners and other agencies. The… 06 Nov West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service chiefs have slammed the actions of individuals who subjected crews in the Keighley area to attacks on Bonfire Night.
The incident happened whilst firefighters were attending a bonfire shortly after … 13 Oct A group of Bradford College students will be helping to reduce crime and fire in the city as part of their studies. In total 10 people self-rescued before the arrival of firefighters … 08 May Firefighters will play a part in poignant commemorative events to recognise the 29th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster in which 56 people lost their lives and hundreds were… 29 Apr It has been 27 years since youngster Terry Robson was carried in the arms of a Firefighter to an awaiting ambulance following a tragic Bradford flat fire which claimed the… Contact.
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Centre property of 3 the imaginative layout will appeal to discerning purchaser, particularly busy professional, as there is no garden to maintain. Introduction – Cullingworth provides residents with all everyday village essentials, including a post office, shops, take-aways, Cooperative store, public houses, social clubs, primary and secondary schools within close walking distance and a bus route to local links.
Cullingworth is also within easy commuting distance for local towns and cities, including Bingley, Bradford, Keighley, Haworth, Halifax, Denholme, Leeds, Skipton etc. Accommodation – The well proportioned and imaginative accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises; Ground Floor – Covered porch. Panelled and glazed entrance door to Entrance Hall – Access to ground floor rooms.
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Sitting within beautiful mature lawned gardens and patio areas, there is the benefit of driveway large enough to park numerous vehicles. This spacious home which retains so many character features briefly comprises; entrance porch, large entrance hallway with beautiful ornate coving, wood flooring, well-proportioned living room with feature fireplace and fantastic triple aspect windows, generous study with bay window, a further sitting room with triple aspect and a superb open plan kitchen with dining area which has access to the rear gardens.
The kitchen has been beautifully enhanced by the present owners and features wooden flooring, a range of built in appliances including oven, gas hob and fridge freezer. There is also a feature central island unit with over-head extractor. The central staircase leads to the first floor which has a half landing with beautiful feature leaded window and the spacious main landing leads to master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
There are a further 5 spacious double bedrooms and house bathroom.
Celtic tribes[ edit ] Early inhabitants of Yorkshire were Celts , who formed two separate tribes, the Brigantes and the Parisi. The tribe controlled most of Northern England and more territory than any other Celtic tribe in England. That they had the Yorkshire area as their heartland is evident in that Isurium Brigantum now known as Aldborough was the capital town of their civitas under Roman rule.
Six of the nine Brigantian poleis described by Claudius Ptolemaeus in the Geographia fall within the historic county. Initially, this situation suited both the Romans and the Brigantes, who were known as the most militant tribe in Britain. Queen Cartimandua left her husband Venutius for his armour bearer, Vellocatus , setting off a chain of events which changed control of the Yorkshire area. Cartimandua, due to her good relationship with the Romans, was able to keep control of the kingdom; however, her former husband staged rebellions against her and her Roman allies.
This saw his son Constantine the Great , who became renowned for his contributions to Christianity, proclaimed emperor in the city. By this stage, the Western Empire was in intermittent decline. The area which this kingdom covered included most of Southern Northumbria, roughly equivalent to the borders of Yorkshire extending further West. The Kingdom prospered, taking advantage of the vast trading network of the Viking nations, and established commercial ties with the British Isles , North-West Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
After around years of its volatile existence, the Kingdom of Jorvik finally came to an end. The Kingdom of Wessex was now in its ascendant and established its dominance over the North in general, placing Yorkshire again within Northumbria , which retained a certain amount of autonomy as an almost-independent earldom rather than a separate kingdom.
It boasts some major towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Wakefield and Hull, along with York which is the historic county town and administrative centre plus major towns in Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. Some aspects of the region are also quite rural, with a much lower density of population and these rural communities have been the heartland for personal introductions over the years, as sometimes in finding partners, that rural nature can be a disadvantage and make things more difficult than normal.
So both geographically and in terms of dating opportunities the Yorkshire and Humber region is very much a mixed bag.
The fastest speed in the country clocked by police was also in West Yorkshire, with one driver being found doing miles per hour on a road with a 70mph limit, more than double the national.
See Article History Bradford, urban area from built-up area , city, and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of West Yorkshire , historic county of Yorkshire , northern England. It is located west of Leeds , in a side valley where a broad ford crosses a small tributary of the River Aire. Besides the historic town and built-up area of Bradford, the borough encompasses the towns of Shipley, Bingley, Keighley , and Ilkley.
It also contains an area of open countryside, including parts of the scenic Wharfedale and Airedale valleys and a section of the Pennines. Jon Farman A fulling mill recorded in indicates the early importance of the manufacture of wool products. In the late 17th century the fine worsted trade followed. With the working of local sandstone , ironstone, and coal in the 19th century, Bradford rapidly expanded along the stream toward the canalized Aire.
By it had emerged as the main wool-buying centre for Yorkshire, handling wool from overseas and the home markets.
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A tractor had to swerve to avoid a car, causing the plough it was carrying to fall off into the road, blocking it in both directions. The tractor driver arranged for a forklift to attend and clear the implement, and the road was clear by 4. Earlier, at about 11am, a clutch of chickens were wandering round the road near Pickering. Officers attended and helped members of the public round them up.
Now North Yorkshire Police is reminding motorists to ‘expect the unexpected’ on the county’s 6, mile road network, particularly the rural routes. Police advice to motorists The best drivers read the road ahead and anticipate potential hazards. Look out for upcoming bends, hidden dips, blind summits and concealed entrances. Country roads often have sharp bends.
To stay in control and give yourself time to react to unexpected hazards, brake before the bend, not in it. Always drive at a speed which will allow you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear double that on a single track road. Allow more time to stop on wet or slippy surfaces. The speed limit is a limit not a target. The national speed limit on single carriage roads is 60mph, but there will be times you need to drive under that in order to drive correctly for the conditions.
In fact most people do on these roads — the average free flow speed is 48mph.