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A Yorkshire Heartbeat

sunny 17 °C

Lovers of the BBC television series ‘Heartbeat’ will immediately recognise this façade of Vernon Scripps' garage and funeral home in the fictional village of Aidensfield, North Yorkshire…
The series, featuring a cast of rural bobbies and a motley bunch of Yorkshire yokels and petty villains, was filmed in the miniscule moorland hamlet of Goathland for 18 years until 2009. Scripps' garage, along with Aidensfield Arms pub and the Post Office Stores where ex-Sergeant Blaketon once stood behind the counter, attract droves of visitors every day. This 1960s police car outside the Post Office is very similar to the one that James drove in his days as a country copper…
Savvy visitors to this tiny village time their arrival carefully to avoid the crush of fans arriving by car, coach and by vintage steam trains from nearby Whitby and Pickering, and get to see the sheep grazing peacefully on the village common...
Earlybirds also get to walk the deserted moorland paths to the pretty beck (stream) at Beck Hole…
The ancient city of York is also a magnate for tourists, (with good reason), and most come to see the iconic Rose window in the Medieval cathedral…
The soaring Gothic arches of York Minster are 800 years old (built in 1220 AD) but the Romans had established a Christian community in the city more than a thousand years before that. The Minster has the largest expanse of the coloured Medieval glass in the world, but there is no shortage of ancient leaded lights throughout the city…
Also – there is no shortage of Yorkshire pudding…
Crisp, light Yorkshire puddings, filled with a wide variety of meats and sauces, are on the menu at most restaurants in the city and we wonder if the Romans would have enjoyed such a treat when they were here nearly two thousand years ago…

Posted by Hawkson 02:02 Archived in England

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Lovely to see Scripps garage, the post office and those 60's cars. Yorkshire pudding reminds me of winter Sunday dinners.

by The Vickerage

Another lovely destination.

by Sue Fitzwilson

You folks find so many interesting places and it looks like good weather. Thanksgiving is upon us and here on Gabriola we have much to be thankful of.
Lots of concerts this weekend, hundreds of people voting at advance polls and the Thanksgiving Tour. "And it is RAINING" LOVE jEAN

by Jean McLaren

Interesting to see Yorkshire puddings used as a bowl rather than as a side item. Must try that.

by R and B

Constant use for two millennia! The Romans were pretty good at road building.

by iain stuart

Must watch more Heartbeat. And eat more Yorkshire pudding. Did the car, the sights and the memories make you nostalgic for your uniform? With Yorkshire pudding there, fries and beer in Belgium, it might be a bit snug! Mind you, none of us here is any slimmer after Thanksgiving.

by Tom

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