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‘Yorkshire’ — 1959 Calendar With 25 B&W Photos.

by Anura Guruge


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Cover — Walkington


I got this at a yard sale many moons ago. I always planned to do this, i.e., capture & save the images digitally.

Cute. 1959. I was 6-years old. Don’t think I was familiar with Yorkshire then.

I first visited Yorkshire c. 1978. Been there quite a few times since.

My 2nd most favorite place in the whole world, next to my BELOVED Canyon de Chelly, is in Yorkshire. Fountains Abbey. YES, there is a picture of the grounds in this calendar — viz. Studley Park that is to one side of the Abbey. I recognized it BEFORE I read the description.

I also recognized the park in Harrogate BEFORE I read the description. Ditto York. Yes, I have spent lots of time in both Harrogate & York. I used to do seminars in both cities.

Two of the other pictures — viz. Hawnby & Laverton — are said to be close to two other favorites of mine, Rievaulx Abbey & Ripon. But, I, alas do not know them as well as I know Fountains, York & Harrogate.

Now that I have digitized this calendar I have no real use for it. IF you are interested let me know. SMILE.

This calendar was published by the ‘Yorkshire Conservative Newspaper Company‘! They were in Leeds.


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Riveting & Evocative ‘Red Poppy’ Display At Yorkshire’s ‘Hull Minister’ For ‘Remembrance Day’ 2019.

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Click to access coverage and more pictures at ‘Hull Live’.



Yet again I have to thank my new friend in the UK, Craigie, in bonny Yorkshire to boot, for bringing this to my attention. I think she is even MORE of a ‘red poppy’ devotee than I — if that is possible (though in her case it sure seems so).

This just made my day. So happy & proud that folks are going to this much trouble though as causes go, this is up there. So many gave their life for liberty, justice and peace.

This is NOT the only amazing display taking place in a UK church. I will try and cover more — hopefully with Craigie’s help.



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Advent & Christmas 2017 Greetings From “York Minster”, England — For You.

by Anura Guruge





“York Minster”, in York, Yorkshire, England, is one of my all time favorite cathedrals — and as some of you know, I am a cathedral & abbey buff.

It is called ‘Minster’, rather than ‘cathedral’, The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, because, wayback, it was the the main missionary church in the area.

I have visited it many, many times and spent many an enchanted hour inside. I used to do seminars in York, at a hotel walking distance from the Minister. In the evening, before dinner, I would go for Evensong, on my own, sit in the dark and listen. It was magical.

So, I wanted to share this with you for Christmas.

Merry Christmas.


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Britain’s Once Mighty Coal Industry — King Coal — Is Sputtering To An End.

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I get British Sky News on our Roku and I try to watch as much of their news as possible since unlike the extremely parochial U.S. cable news the British news agencies make a point of covering the world.

Friday evening, with their being no new cricket of worth to watch, I spent even more timing browsing through the Sky News clips. Then I saw the above.

I was shocked. Wow.

Coal mining, for so long, has been such an integral part of our heritage. Funnily enough, just last week, the Cambridge Revels in their outstanding “Welsh Celebration“, highlighted the importance of coal mining in Welsh culture. One of the major stage props was a huge slag pile — the slag the byproduct of mining.

I still distinctly remember the coal miner strikes in the early 1970s and Margaret Thatcher’s mighty attempts to tame the unions. Those transformatives events for me.

There was the saying among cricket circles how clubs in the Midlands and Yorkshire could just go to the nearest coal mine and whistle down the shaft to recruit a fast bowler. All of that is going.

Cheap coal and natural gas from the U.S.! And they are now talking about Fracking in Britain!

Shame. Yes, mining was a hard, cruel profession and so many, for so long suffered from all the diseases associated with the coal dust. But it was a proud and well-paid profession. It is all coming to an end.

End of an Era.

Though I have no connection with miners I feel the loss. This is so much a part of our heritage.

I wish all the current miners and the ex-miners, and their families, a Merry Christmas and a hopeful 2016.