Yorkshire really has everything. History and Mystery. Legends along with the Mysterious. Amazing scenery. Cosmopolitan Citys. Country houses,Stately homes, accommodation in Somerset and more Castles than you can shake a stick at. Rugged coastlines or Bucket and Spade beaches. Great Shopping outlets and Country Craft shops. It also has some of-the people you could wish to satisfy in the British islands, and is happy of its reputation for friendliness.
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in-the Humber and Yorkshire region, and is composed of 4 urban boroughs. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and the city of Sheffield.
Located towards the east side of-the pennines and land locked, south Yorkshire buts against the boundaries of north and west Yorkshire. The riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Elements of Sheffield also lay within the peak district national park.
Three key rivers cross the region and they’re the Rother, Dearne and Don.
Like all of Yorkshire there is plenty of intrigue, tradition and rich history attached to what used to be regarded as a part of Yorkshire famous for its large industry, in particular the steel foundrys of Sheffield and furthermore coal mining.
Pre historical remains including a Mesolithic ” home” – a group of rocks in the outline of the hut foundation dating back to 8000 BC, were discovered at Deepcar in north Sheffield.
You’ll find lots of places to visit within south Yorkshire and these contain Brodsworth hall and gardens. Elscar steam railway. Howden moors. Monk Bretton priory. RSPB old moor wetland centre and Wentworth castle and gardens.to name but a few. Doncaster racecourse is also worth a call and a bit of a flutter on the gee gees if theres a meeting
on. Sheffield – Steel City
During the 19th century Sheffield grew up around and attained a reputation world wide for making steel. 2 of the Sheffield metal industry improvements were stainless steel and crucible. Coal mining was also another significant industry. Now – a – days both over.
Anybody old enough (like me) to recall the pictures ” The full Monty” and ” Brassed off ” nonetheless two of my all time favourites will realize the battle the folk of west and South Yorkshire endured during the time of the closures, as well as the humour and pathos, not to mention true fortitude and determination to pick them-selves up and can get on with life. Were nowt if not hardy buggers in Yorkshire.
The twenty-first century saw many changes following the lean times when both of these major businesses closed their doors for the final time.
Today Sheffield was fully redeveloped and is mentioned for its diverse culture, art, entertainment,shopping facilities, nightlife. Along with the steady increase of its own economy.
Needless to say there are reminders of Sheffields once mighty industrial past, and Tourist attractions include the Abbeydale industrial hamlet. An original 18th century industrial works boasting the only living, complete crucible furnace in the whole world.
When you have a bit of a desire on theres also the Sheffield brewery company, where you are able to take a visit of the functions and learn how cask ales are created before trying a fall of real ale in the recently installed club.
Just in case you think Sheffield too industrial for your taste, you can always escape to the beautiful quantocks accommodation places available.
And, apparently Sheffield has the highest percentage of trees to people of any city-in Europe. Perhaps its time-to change the title from steel city to green city!!
In addition… Joe Cocker, the singer with the voice comes from Sheffield also.
Sheffields Two Cathedrals
Saints Philip And Paul Cathedral – Church of England
The picture of the current cathedral has long been associated with worship and Religious use. The first Sheffield parish chapel was constructed here in the 12th century. However this church was razed to the earth in 1266 during the second barons war against Henry 111. Another parish church was accomplished in 1280 but was mostly demolished and reconstructed in
1430. During the following centurys alterations and additions were created like the Shrewsbury chapel and the chapel of St Katherine.
The cathedral has 13 bells in total, for change calling. Thursday night is practice night for the ringtones and of course the alarms are rung every Sunday prior to the service begins.
Two fascinating and outstanding characteristics of Saints Philip and Pauls cathedral are the lantern tower and the screen of bayonets and swords in St Georges chapel.
Cathedral Church Of Saint Marie – Roman Catholic
This Cathedral Church appears in a quite less prominent position than saints Peter and Pauls, however a sizable spire alerts you to the existence.
During the catholic emancipation during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Catholics were permitted to worship more honestly, and so Sheffields Catholic believers bought an old house and built a place of worship in the garden.
Doncaster or ” Donny” as its known to locals, is built on a Roman fort built in the 1st century AD at a bridging point on the water Don.
In-the early 12th century Doncaster became a possession of ” The Kingdom of Scotland” as part of the treaty of Durham, and the transfer is thought not to have been formally reversed.
Well Ill go tfoot of rstairs (Yorkshire speak for Im truly surprised) And there was I convinced Donny was as Yorkshire as and, puddings parkin!!!
Doncaster became a busy town in the 12th century and was given national recognition with a town charter.
A few of the old buildings and the main market remain now. But Donny has kept pace with an international airport, modern living boasting new structure, and also the education city campus. The biggest education investment of its type within the UK.
Gardens and Brodsworth Hall
Situated 5 kilometers north west of Doncaster. Brodsworth hall is just one of-the very most complete and virtually unchanged Victorian country houses in England.
The final resident of the corridor was Sylvia Grant Dalton. Her late husband had struggled a losing battle for 5-7 years prior to his death against subsidence by coal exploration and also a dripping roof.
When British Heritage took over the hall in 1988 following Sylvias death they decided to conserve the interior ” as found” rather than changing and restoring. This makes the corridor unique in several ways because possessions that took over 130 years to collect still remain and include grand pieces of furniture along with the humblest of household domestic items.
The gardens have been restored, and the hall now boasts tea areas, a childrens play area, Illuminated night time garden tours, and for members only, instructive garden tours conducted by the halls head gardener. As well as other attractions including shows and traditional car events.
Additionally, there are group concerts on Saturday afternoons, featuring some of Yorkshires top brass bands. In the event you love music, you haven’t lived until you notice a proper Yorkshire brass band.it will blow your socks off. Yorkshire is recognized for the quality of its own brass musicians and I can guarantee you won’t regret spending the entrance fee once you notice these guys and women perform. On Brodsworth halls site it suggests you take a folding chair and a picnic along with you, for the concerts its a good holiday.
For those interested in the great. The hall is said to be haunted by former citizens, and a ginger cat. The community chapel ” All Saints” which was constructed by Sylivias husbands family, is reported to be haunted by two elderly ladies dressed in period clothes, who method the entry to the church. Their footsteps can be noticed, but then quit abruptly when the ladies dissapear into nothing!!