Yorkshire Journals

It's not (completely) grim up North

A travel journal to Yorkshire by MagdaDH_AlexH

An Old Mill, by Tim Green aka atoach Photo, Yorkshire, England More Photos
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North-South Divide

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An Old Mill, by Tim Green aka atoach Photo, Yorkshire, England
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''It's grim up north'' is an oft-mocked cliché which has, as many a cliché, quite a solid grounding in reality. The North-South divide in England is very much alive and there is more to it than just simple levels of wealth or material deprivation. North is industrial and/or working class, and the Northerners like to think of themselves as tough and down to earth, a bit downtrodden, a bit of an underdog. South is where the power, the money, the influence is. South's wealth is based on finance and rent, inherited property and (at worst) trade, and the Northerners like to think of Southerners as soft, sophisticated and snobby. This is all a grand simplification, of course, and for each Coronation Street ...Read More

Angel of the North

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Newcastle and the area around it, known and Tyneside, is one of those places that has undergone an urban revival and regeneration in the years following the destruction of the English industrial north in the 1980s. One of the signs of this regeneration, and one that became a veritable icon of the whole of the north of England is a striking work of public art located on a hillock, looking over the main East Coast route north – A1 – and the A167 which turns off towards Tyneside. I am of course talking of the famous Angel of the North, a sculpture by Antony Gormley, a Yorkshire born and educated artist (thus justifying vaguely the inclusion in a Yorkshire journal). Gormley's work ...Read More

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Angel of the North
Durham Road Low Eighton
Gateshead, England NE9 6AA
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Hull Attractions

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Hull, or officially calling it, Kingston Upon Hull, is a medium-sized city that lies on the East Yorkshire coast, near the mouth of the river Humber (this is confusing as the name of the city refers to a much smaller river, i.e. Hull, that flows through the city). Hull has long been considered a rather grim backwater, both on the account of poverty of its inhabitants and being very out of the way to anywhere on the east coast. As many such places, this reputation is not entirely deserved, and Hull has several attractions as well as a character all of its own, definitely Northern and with a strong maritime element (it's still a commercial port and has a ferry connection to Holland). Additio...Read More