Curious Tales from West Yorkshire

Curious Tales from West Yorkshire

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This is a charming compendium of historical oddities, curious customs and strange events from across West Yorkshire. Laid out in an easy to use A-Z format, it explores a vast range of subjects, from folklore and legends to Yorkshire's strangest buildings, artefacts and memorials (including a drinker's tomb made from a beer barrel). Here also are some of Yorkshire's most eccentric characters and famous former inhabitants, and the stories behind some of the oddest events that have occurred in the county - and perhaps even in the whole of the British Isles. With countless Civil War curiosities, tragic tales and hilarious happenings, `tha couldna mak it up!' Richly illustrated with both modern and archive images, it will delight residents and visitors more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 12mm | 240.4g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752455141
  • 9780752455143
  • 108,587

About Howard Peach

Howard Peachhas written hundreds of articles and short stories over the years. He specializes in Yorkshire's quirkier side; his recent work includes "Olde Yorkshire Punishments," an exploration of every type of punishment (capital, corporal, or just downright strange) that was once employed in the region."show more

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