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This is a new site that is regularly being added to and hopefully improved. If anybody can recommend places of interest in Yorkshire, perhaps not so well known, that would be worthy of a visit, please email me details at Mailto:david@dave-ford.co.uk. I can then visit these on my next Yorkshire holiday and add them to the site.

July 2001. I have made some improvements to the site, including an index map which provides an alternative method of navigating around the site. A new rotating logo on the home page, which I hope is not too much of a distraction. Also Goathland has been added using digital photo's taken with a Fuji 4700 digital camera. I think these are an improvement on the scanned in photo's used previously, and hope to gradually replace the other pictures.

August 2001. Following a recent holiday, the Castle Howard pages have been updated and a new page has been added describing Malham and Skipton.

October 2001. A page on Harewood, a grand English country house in west Yorkshire and The World of James Herriot at Thirsk have both been added.

December 2001. Home Page header modified. Filmshow animated gif logo created in Paint Shop Pro and loaded as a sliced gif file.

June 2002. I have returned from another weeks break in Yorkshire, with details of new places visited and also more photographs for adding to some exisiting pages, as detailed below:-
  • More photographs of Helmsley, and details of the walled garden.
  • A new page on Holmfirth where 'Last of the Summer Wine ' is filmed
  • A new page on the north Yorshire coast resort of Scarborough
  • Revisions to the National Rail Museum in York. Including a photo of the Japanese Bullet train
  • A new page on Sutton Park House and gardens at Sutton on the Forest near York
  • A new page on Burton Agnes Hall near Bridlington in North Yorkshire
  • A new page on The yorkshire Museum in York City
December 2002. I have added a page of free wallpapers and a screensaver that can be downloaded
A new page has been added describing the JORVIC Viking Centre in York.

February 2003. I Have added additional images to several pages including:- Goathland, Castle Howard, Harewood House, Fountains Abbey, Bronte's Haworth and the Dales National Park.

May 2003. A new facility has been added for visitors to send free E-cards to friends, complete with a photograph selected from those displayed on this site. This facility is accessible from the links on the Homepage below the main site logo.

July/September 2003. A new improved link layout has been added to all the attraction pages and a new site logo created for the home page.
Following a further visit to Yorkshire in June a number of new pages have been added to the site as follows:
August 2004. An updated logo has been added to the site Home page.
Following my annual visit to yorkshire in June the listed additions (with links) have been made to the site.
November 2004
Due to the increasing number of places featured on this site, the old Index Map page consisting of pointers to a map became too congested to maintain. The new Index Map consists of a grid map plus scheduled links to all site attractions.

December 2004
Some new wallpapers and a new screen saver have been selected for 2005. These have been chosen from images captured during the current year

February 2005
Acting on a suggestion made by one of the visitors to my site, I have now added a link from most pages to the official website of the attraction. This is to provide information on current opening times and admission charges.
I have also been searching my photo archives for new material which has been added to several pages.

November 2005
A new miniature slideshow animated gif, has been incorporated into the side navigation frame.

March 2006
I have added a new viewing gallery featuring my Favourite Yorkshire Landscapes. The images are also contained elsewhere on this site but are brought together in this Gallery for easy viewing.

October 2007
I have added some new images to several pages of my Yorkshire Website as follows:-
Bolton Abbey...Newby Hall...Pateley Bridge...Shandy Hall...Ripley Castle...Burton Agnes Hall...Castle Howard...Fountains Abbey...Robin Hoods Bay
My selection of desktop Wallpapers has been updated for 2007, I hope you can find one to suit you.

May 2010
Following a few years break from visiting Yorkshire, I took a weeks holiday in York this May. I researched some new places to visit together with some old favorites, so I hope you enjoy the following new pages and additional photographs:

Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate, these were particularly colourful due to the Tulip Festival held in May. Helmsley Castle this is the first time that I have viewed the castle at close quarters. Beningbrough Hall and Gardens another first time visit. The Ttreasurers House next to York Minster. The Merchant Adventureres Hall by the River Foss in York City.
New photographs have been added to Snapshots of York, National Railway Museum and Helmsley Town.
I hope you enjoy the new material.

December 2010
I have updated the viewing gallery featuring my Favourite Yorkshire Landscapes. The images include a selection taken from my 2010 visit to Yorkshire.

April 2012
I have at last found time to update the desktop Wallpapers collection not touched since 2008. Also to keep up with the times a Windows 7 Theme for Yorkshire has been added.