A Slow Walk Around the Walls of York

A Slow Walk Around the Walls of York

Too often, we do things in a hurry. I have walked the walls of York many times before, but I had never taken the time to stop and look at all the information boards, to think about all the people who had walked that way before. This time I was going to do it slowly....
Exploring Beverley: Yorkshire’s Hidden Secret

Exploring Beverley: Yorkshire’s Hidden Secret

A question: where would you find the biggest parish church in England, a carving that inspired Lewis Carroll, and a clutch of old pubs with bars that seem to have been untouched for centuries? And where do citizens still have an ancient right to graze their cattle on...
Is Hull a Good Choice for UK City of Culture 2017?

Is Hull a Good Choice for UK City of Culture 2017?

Since the announcement that Hull was to be the UK City of Culture in 2017, the media was been full of “crap town” comments. It was ever thus: when I moved to Hull for my first job 30 plus years ago I got lots of remarks like “Hull or Hell?” and “It’s the end of the...