We just couldn’t let Yorkshire Day pass by without celebrating what we love about the county we live and work in! While some of us grew up outside the UK and others are Yorkshire born and bred, we can all find common ground in a mutual love for the area.
Read on to discover why the KC Communications team love Yorkshire and head to our YouTube channel to see what we have to say.
I was born and bred in the Yorkshire Dales in a place called Rylstone, not too far from Grassington, and I’ve never strayed too far from home – having recently moved back to Skipton from Leeds. As much as I loved living in the city, I always looked forward to heading back home for the weekend. Whether it’s glorious sunshine or torrential rain (more likely!), I’m always thankful to live amongst such stunning countryside. I spend plenty of weekends out walking in the Dales and ending up in a local pub with a cold beer is just an added bonus!
Whilst I was born in West Yorkshire, my teenage years were spent living in East Yorkshire. However, I missed the hills and the vibrancy of Leeds so returned to my roots when I came back to study. I love the countryside but there’s something about West Yorkshire that enables you to get a helping of the hustle and bustle of a city yet the tranquillity of the countryside. I chose to stay in West Yorkshire due to the increasing number of opportunities within the marketing sector and after living in Barcelona for months, I can safely say I’d miss the traditional Yorkshire charm if I were to leave for a prolonged amount of time again!
What’s not to love about Yorkshire? It is home to feisty, passionate individuals and now to a premier league football team (that’s Huddersfield by the way)! In all seriousness though, I admire the way traditional heritage such as textiles, manufacturing and farming cross over with the emerging digital scene. Yorkshire definitely has this nailed and it’s great to see historic businesses evolving, along with new businesses emerging. On a personal level, I love the variety of different leisure opportunities Yorkshire has to offer. You are never far away from something to do, whether it’s visiting one the Yorkshire’s architectural treasures or making the trip to seaside towns such as Whitby.
Having grown up abroad in the United States and Singapore, I have seen lots of parts of the world. After graduating from University and working in London for a few years I decided I wanted to head home to Yorkshire. It’s been amazing to see how much it has developed in the last ten years and what it has got to offer for people of all ages. Having young kids, one of the best things about Yorkshire for me is the abundance of things to do with them, no matter what the weather! There are lovely farms, parks and indoor activities including the amazing splash park in Huddersfield. We never have to travel far to entertain the kids!
Having moved to the Yorkshire countryside from a bustling city, I am still amazed by its beauty and diversity. Driving through the countryside, through the numerous hills and valleys takes my breath away, and makes me want to take it all in and remember forever. Every single day! What’s more, Yorkshire has all you need within reach – from tiny seaside villages, historic towns (York), phenomenal art galleries and great food and entertainment. And of course the warm and open people. If you feel like exploring, a trip to the Dales or a city break in Hull visiting The Deep is a stone’s throw away.
One of my favourite things about Yorkshire is the East Yorkshire coast. My parents honeymooned in the seaside resort of Scarborough over fifty years ago and since that time, the East Yorkshire coast has always remained part of our lives. Beautiful bays and bright coloured beach huts have played a part in our family fun for many years. From fossil hunting in Sandsend to rock pooling in North Bay, I have many fond childhood memories which I am now enjoying all over again with my son.
Yorkshire Fun Facts
- The highest pub in Britain is in Yorkshire! The Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale is 1,732ft above sea level
- Yorkshire had the UK’s biggest recorded earthquake to date in 1931
- Sheffield FC was the first ever football club, formed in 1857
- The inventor of the toilet, Thomas Crapper, was born in Yorkshire
- Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK
- Yorkshire is the birthplace of Hollywood actor, Sir Patrick Stewart
- The 13th (female) Dr Who, Jodie Whittaker is from a village in Yorkshire known as, Shat
- HTAFC are the only Yorkshire football club in the Premier League
- Huddersfield is the birthplace of Rugby League
- The world famous Bronte sisters grew up in Yorkshire village, Howarth