Our love for this great place goes beyond being born and bred in these parts, though. Sure, we’ve hung around because the people are lovely, the scenery is second to none and being able to say that we live in Yorkshire puts us amongst the luckiest people on the planet, but we feel our ties are stronger not only because of our Tyke roots but also as a result of connections to some of the icons and institutions that make this place so fabulous!
For instance, looking around at the team …..
A couple of us can boast of family members who helped build one:
The immortal Flying Scotsman - a true Yorkshire Icon.
One of us was born in one:
St James’s University Hospital - did you watch the documentary series, Jimmy's? A classic..
Another of us grew up across the road from one:
Bolton Abbey - such a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales come rain or shine.
Two of us have worked in them:
Betty’s - The famous Shop and Tea Room.
Yorkshire Television - before it was swallowed up by the giant ITV - does that show our age?
The bravest among us served in one:
The Yorkshire Regiment - back when it was the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment Of Yorkshire - this really does show our age!
Another of us graduated out of one:
York Minster - that was a wow moment and such a privilege!
And yet another of us proposed on one:
The Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley - they were successful by the way - she said ‘Yes’!
We don’t mind admitting that our ties to Yorkshire are emotional ones and we are certain that many of you lovely lot have the same significant places that keep your heart here in Yorkshire even if you’ve made the (dare we say, foolish) decision to move beyond the county boundaries. Through our social media pages we’d love to hear about your lifelong ties with Yorkshire so please feel free to share tales and pictures to @YorksMixture on Twitter and Facebook/YorkshireMixture. And don’t forget to keep an eye on us here on the website. We have great plans for supporting the communities, businesses, societies and events that strive for and thrive because of Great Yorkshire Folk.