James Alfred Wight – an Introduction ?>

James Alfred Wight – an Introduction

James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most successful writers of the 20th century. His novels, a series of anecdotes based on his experiences as a young veterinary doctor operating among the agriculture community of North Yorkshire, sold in the millions throughout the world. Their great success spawned two feature films in the mid-1970s, followed by a television series, All Creatures Great, and Small, which was met with global success in the…

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Herriot Country

Yorkshire’s Herriot Country takes its name from one of the world’s best loved writers, James Herriot. For more than 50 years it was home to the vet-cum-author, whose books have enthralled fans and put Yorkshire firmly on the map. The Heart of Yorkshire Herriot Country has always been the epicentre of the area with a variety of places to visit, including historic market towns, and some of the country’s finest national parks. These blended together with an array of visitor…

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Young James Herriot

Young James Herriot’ TV drama draws in over 14 million viewers! It’s more than 20 years since we last saw James Herriot on our screens in the very popular – ‘All Creatures Great And Small’, and the new three part drama – ‘Young James Herriot’ proved to be just as popular with over 14 million viewers tuning in to see the return of the nations best loved vet, illustrating that the Herriot name is still very much alive!

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Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768. Here he wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Serialised on Radio 4 (2005) and now adapted for the screen by Michael Winterbottom (‘A Cock and Bull Story’ starring Steve Coogan) this novel is as fresh today as it was when it scandalised London in the late 18th century. Laurence Sterne created his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, which brilliantly plays with the conventions of…

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Meadowcroft Bed & Breakfast, Thirsk

We hope you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us here in Thirsk where you will have a chance to relax, unwind and experience some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality. Built during the Art Deco period in 1937, Meadowcroft is a large and comfortable family home. The house retains many of its original features and is set in over half an acre of well stocked mature gardens. We have our own WI-FI zone at Meadowcroft exclusively for the use…

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Holmedale B&B, Askrigg

A warm friendly Yorkshire welcome awaits you at Holmedale where we will greet you with genuine Yorkshire hospitality and good traditional homecooked local food. An informal and comfortable relaxing atmosphere is offered during your stay here in the Dales. Holmedale has recently been refurbished to a high standard maintaining a vast amount of original features including a stunning wood panelled hallway and large spacious rooms but adapted to meet modern requirements including luxurious en-suite bedrooms, thermostatically controlled central heating, and…

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Bolton Arms, Downholme

There are two rooms available, the double room has a four poster bed and the family has a king size and single bed, both with wash-hand basin. There is a separate bathroom and wc. Both rooms have colour tv and coffee making facilties. • Comfortable lounge • Fully stocked bar, offering a good selection of real ales, lagers, spirits, and fine wines • Tempting range of bar snacks • Separate restaurant, serving an excellent menu of home-cooked food lunchtimes and…

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World of James Herriot

Explore the home and surgery of James Herriot in 1950’s themed rooms. Experience hands on activities and fun in the visible farm. Try your hand in the TV studios. Investigate the variety of veterinary equipment. Evening tours and children’s activities arranged. Map reference: SE 428821 By Road: Situated on Kirkgate in the centre of Thirsk just off the Market Place. By Public Transport: Approximately 2 miles from Thirsk station and a few minute walk from the bus stop in Thirsk Market…

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Thirsk Museum

Housed in the 1755 birthplace of Thomas Lord, one of the founding fathers of modern cricket who gave his name to the London cricket ground, Thirsk Museum stands in Kirkgate, a short walk from the Market Place, just across the road from The World of James Herriot and within a few minutes of the magnificent 15th century Parish Church of St. Mary. First opened in 1977 and located in the very heart of Herriot Country, Thirsk Museum is a registered…

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An aside as I set up

I came across this video and was mesmerized.  While I am setting up my blog, please enjoy the video.  I hope to share all of my travels and musing here with you all. Life is short and we should enjoy our family and friends while we can. With each passing day, I appreciate life more and more. Thanks for visiting my blog. If you would, please tell your family and friends about this site.  I am planning on it being…

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