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A look back on an eventful twelve months in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 09:56 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:12 30 July 2019

Some of the highlights of the past year in Yorkshire Life

Some of the highlights of the past year in Yorkshire Life

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August 1st is Yorkshire Day. In celebration we're looking back at some of the people, places and events who've made our Yorkshire Life in the past year.

Lobster on the sea shore, a work of art from an earlier Staithes Festival of ArtsLobster on the sea shore, a work of art from an earlier Staithes Festival of Arts

September 2018

A giant steel lobster by sculptor Emma Stodhard found its way to the Yorkshire coast to star in the spectacle that is Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage, an event that celebrates the village's long affinity with artists.

 

William Theakston with his  team of friends headed by army officer Robin Drysdale, Sam Bolt-Laurence and David Wallis, taking part in the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic ChallengeWilliam Theakston with his team of friends headed by army officer Robin Drysdale, Sam Bolt-Laurence and David Wallis, taking part in the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

October 2018

Fuelled with Yorkshire grit, Men of Oar took on the Talisker Challenge to row the Atlantic. The team made up of William Theakston, Robin Drysdale, Sam Bolt-Laurence and David Laurence finished the 3,000-mile race in 47 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes.

 

November 2018

Culinary gongs for Yorkshire's finest food folk in the Yorshire Life Food and Drink Awards. Neil Bentinck from SKOSH, York named Chef of the Year and Joro, Sheffield, named Restaurant of the Year.

 

The Christmas tree stands proudly on the main staircaseThe Christmas tree stands proudly on the main staircase

December 2018

We went behind the scenes for a 1920s Christmas at one of Yorkshire's most stunning stately homes, Harewood House.

 

Lesley was the creative mind behind Bettys Cookery School, which opened in 2001Lesley was the creative mind behind Bettys Cookery School, which opened in 2001

January 2019

Start the year with cake we say! We shared tea with Lesley Wild from the founding family of that Yorkshire tea room and treats institution, Bettys, as the company marked its Centenary year.

 

Designer Ella Doran at British Wool, Bradford Photo Paul WyattDesigner Ella Doran at British Wool, Bradford Photo Paul Wyatt

February 2019

The wonder of wool - time to say thanks to Yorkshire's bountiful flocks of sheep which created the raw materials for designer Ella Doran's Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor.

 

‘I have a very particular way in which I experience the world and I have tried to share it in my work,’ says Joanne Photo: Kyte Photography‘I have a very particular way in which I experience the world and I have tried to share it in my work,’ says Joanne Photo: Kyte Photography

March 2019

Barnsley-born author Joanne Harris unveiled a new novel and talled about the inspiration that comes from the landscape around her Huddersfield home - with its writing shed in the garden.

 

Mackenzie unveils his new work as official Tour de Yorkshire artistMackenzie unveils his new work as official Tour de Yorkshire artist

April 2019

Richmond-based artist Mackenzie Thorpe is known for his bright and beautiful paintings. He talked about the inspiration behind his specially commissioned works for Tour de Yorkshire.

 

May 2019

He cycle-fest that is Tour de Yorkshire hit the streets, valleys and lanes of Yorkshire, showcasing the best of the county to a global audience of hardcore cyclists and cheering enthusiasts.

 

Sabrina Portrait (c) Kris KirkhamSabrina Portrait (c) Kris Kirkham

June 2019

Chef Sabrina Ghayour moves to Yorkshire - and joins us at Yorkshire Life to share her love for her new country home - and the food riches of the land.

 

Sally Wainwright on set with Sophie Rundle who plays Ann Walker  (C) Lookout Point/HBO - Photographer: Matt SquireSally Wainwright on set with Sophie Rundle who plays Ann Walker (C) Lookout Point/HBO - Photographer: Matt Squire

July 2019

Gentleman Jack is causes a stir on our TV screens and puts Shibden Hall and Halifax in the spotlight, The TV drama is written by 'Yorkshire treasure' Sally Wainwright who talks about the 'Jack factor'.

 

Councillor Shirley Fawcett, Alan Titchmarsh and Councillor  Jim Clark
Saturday 22nd June 2019 
Picture Credit Charlotte Graham

Pictures Show Various from RHS Harlow CarrCouncillor Shirley Fawcett, Alan Titchmarsh and Councillor Jim Clark Saturday 22nd June 2019 Picture Credit Charlotte Graham Pictures Show Various from RHS Harlow Carr

August 2019

We team up with Titchmarsh! Gardening royalty Alan celebrates Harlow Carr's 70th anniversary - and reveals his six favourite gardens in Yorkshire.

 

 

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