The Best of Yorkshire

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of August 6, 2018

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Most popular Yorkshire woman,
Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench recently added another award to her list of many – that of "the greatest ever Yorkshire woman”. It was all part of Yorkshire Day, commemorated on August 1st as a way for England to celebrate the contributions made by the country’s biggest county.

The 83-year-old actress was chosen by the respondents to a survey conducted by the energy supplier Npower. Monty Python’s Michael Palin topped the list of the U.K.’s most favorite Yorkshire man. His "Dead Parrot" sketch was reportedly inspired by a real-life encounter Palin had with a mechanic who refused to accept that there was something wrong with Palin’s car.

Yorkshire is famous for so much more than its Yorkshire puddings. The City of Sheffield for instance is not only where stainless steel was discovered, it was also home to the world’s very first soccer club, formed in 1857.

A Leeds marketplace gave the beloved department store chain Marks & Spencer its start, and where would we be driving late at night without those reflective “cat’s eyes”, invented by Percy Shaw of Halifax.

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The cast of Last of the Summer Wine with Roy Clarke

 

Jelly Tots, KitKats, Chocolate Oranges and the Yorkie Bar are just some of the sweet things that hail from Yorkshire and so too does the sweetest of Afternoon Tea shows – Last of the Summer Wine, which was filmed for 37 years in Holmfirth.

LOTSW airs at 1:30pm every weekday afternoon, and you can see Dame Judi at 3pm in As Time Goes By.

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