Ee ba gum it’s Yorkshire Day!
Here at Craggs Energy, we’re proud of our Yorkshire roots. We first started to deliver fuel in September 2011 in the heart of Calderdale at Cragg Vale in Mythomroyd, the people of Yorkshire were our very first customers so on this very special day we are telling you why we love Yorkshire so much. Ee, it’s th’appiest place on earth!
The landscapes of Yorkshire are stunning. And here in our very own Happy Valley we think we have some of the most beautiful views in the world.
At 2.9 million glorious acres, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK.
Yorkshire’s three National Parks – the North York Moors, most of the Yorkshire Dales, and part of the Peak District – account for nearly a third of the total area of National Parks in the UK.
Yorkshire’s national heritage is second to none. There are plenty of treasured places like York Minster, Whitby Abbey and Castle Howard. From our head office in Cragg Vale we have a perfect view of Stoodley Pike, a 121ft high monument that dominates to skyline above Todmorden.
Yorkshire is home to six national museums: Royal Armouries, National Railway Museum, National Media Museum, National Coal Mining Museum, Eureka! Children’s Museum and Eden Camp Modern History Museum. By eck!
We think some of the best sayings come from Yorkshire. But not everyone can understand our unique dialect, not to worry! We’ve translated some of our most popular sayings for you below:
“Ey ‘up” This means “Hello” or “How are you,”.
“ginnel” Derives from the 17th century word French word for “channel,” meaning alleyway.
“Ee ba gum!” Means, “by god” and is a “minced oath”.
“Bairns” A common word for babies or children.
“Twerk” Where people in Yorkshire go Monday to Friday, 9.5pm.
THE FOOD (& YORKSHIRE TEA)
Yorkshire is home to some of the best food. Your Sunday dinner wouldn’t be the same without a Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire is also home to some of the best beverages- nothing says Yorkshire more than a reet good brew, and of course it has to be Yorkshire Tea!
The earliest reference to the classic ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ was in Hannah Glasse’s Art Of Cookery in 1747.
It’s no secret that the people of Yorkshire love our Sport, whether it’s cricket, horse racing or cycling we love to get together to celebrate our county’s achievements.
In fact the people of Yorkshire are some of the best athletes in the world, if Yorkshire was an independent country we would have finished 12th at the 2012 Olympics.
During the Yorkshire Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France, villagers in Cragg Vale hung more than seven miles of bunting along the route, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest stretch of bunting in the world!
Yorkshire was the birthplace of club football and rugby league and is home to the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield F.C.
And finally, we may be biased but we think it’s the people of Yorkshire which make it great! Some of our most famous Yorkshire folk from history include the explorer James Cook, anti-slavery campaigner and abolitionist William Wilberforce, clockmaker John Harrison and pioneering aviator Amy Johnson.
The population of Yorkshire is roughly 5.48 million marvellous souls, according to the 2018 census.