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Around & About Yorkshire Issue 4 [DVD]


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  • Format: Widescreen, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Saville Creative Communications
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B002WT4UWG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,852 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Coal, fishing and rhubarb are all traditional Yorkshire industries and in this issue we see how they survive. We remain on the coast to look at the hidden gem of Scarborough: the Rotunda geological museum and then we go to Hull for some sea shanties. There is always time for some serious competition whether it is having a flutter at the races or putting some serious effort it at Hebden Sports. We then have the gentlest of walks, for viewers anyway, when we are at Farndale deep in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. Last of the Coble Fishermen Dave Pockley has always fished in Filey Bay and now ranks as one of the last coble fishermen there. We meet him at 4am before the coble is launched from the beach and then we are out in the bay landing lobsters and crabs. Rhubarb We are in the heart of the rhubarb triangle with Janet Oldroyd Hulme at Rothwell. She explains why rhubarb is only grown in this small area and then we see it being lifted in the fields, put into the forcing sheds and then a few weeks later it being picked by candlelight. Hatfield Colliery Re-opens Investing £110m might seem a mighty big gamble, but Richard Budge knows that the country needs to generate its own power and that Yorkshire coal is at the heart of it but with a twist it will be used to power a gas fired electricity plant... Ripon Races We are behind the scenes, on the start line and at the finish line to show you a little of what goes on to make a race happen. Farndale Daffodils Every spring thousands of daffodils deep in the heart of Farndale in the North Yorkshire Moors spring into life. Even though it might be April... there are flurries of snow in the air! Scarborough Rotunda Museum After a £4.5m investment the geological museum has re-opened and we go on a tour of what you can find inside: not just fossils, but dinosaurs and a giant of a man buried around 4,000 years ago! Hull Maritime Festival We are in the company of Shanty Jack who lets us know a little about sea faring songs that have travelled the world. Some are on the bawdy side.... Hebden Sports The little hamlet of Hebden near Grassington, grew in the mid 19th century on the prosperity of the lead mines on the moor. Although the lead mines are long gone the traditional village sports is still held in August ranging from traditional games to the strenuous fell race. Will the weather hold out?

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Hardwick on 25 Dec 2010
A glimpse into the diversity of Yorkshire by visiting 8 different places which regale not only the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside, in the Farndale Daffodil Walk, and the sporting prowess of Yorkshire people in Ripon Races and the Hebden Sports, but the links between its landscapes and its industries too.

The unique past of the coastal region is represented in a number of segments, with a visit to the immaculately renovated and presented Rotunda Museum at Scarborough which is well worth a look and the fishermen of Filey who are still working their few remaining Cobles (based on an ancient Viking boat design) from the landing there, down to the Hull Maritime Festival where the sea shanties are still sung, which helped sailors from the port sail their ships across the oceans. There is even hope for the Yorkshire coalfield in this edition, where the reopening of Hatfield Colliery by an entrepreneur showed promise for the future.

If all this is not enough, then learn how to grow successful rhubarb too! A good all round edition of this periodical series on Yorkshire. Great for Yorkshirephiles anywhere.
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