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There are many lovely things about Whitby, the jewel of the North Yorkshire coastline, but perhaps the loveliest is Whitby Jet. The black stone is fossilised monkey puzzle trees, which doesn’t sound promising, but it polishes up into gemstones. Once primarily used to make Victorian ladies’ mourning jewellery, jet has undergone a revival and Whitby is full of specialist jet jewellery shops. It’s found in the cliffs near Whitby, where Ellie Harrison goes jet-hunting with an expert.
also celebrates the 75th birthday of a Yorkshire institution, the
magazine. Matt Baker chats to its first ever editor about some illustrious contributors, including Alan Bennett and JB Priestley.
As The Dalesman magazine celebrates its 75th anniversary by naming the top 75 icons of Yorkshire as voted for by readers, Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison experience the best the county has to offer, including brass bands, fish-and-chips and Yorkshire tea. Their journey also takes in a visit to Bolton Abbey, a meeting with the ladies of Harrogate's Cappuccino Cycling Club - who are being photographed in their undies for charity - and a coastline search for the semi-precious stone, Whitby jet. Adam Henson meets the three finalists in this year's Outstanding Farmer of the Year award and Tom Heap investigates the claim that the current crisis over abandoned horses could be partially solved by eating the animals' meat.
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