Old Yorkshire Country Life

This book’s title hopefully is a good start in explaining the subject matter. The author observes that as the UK’s biggest county, Yorkshire has plenty of countryside and the book is a collection of snapshots of rural Yorkshire in days gone by. In this respect it’s by no means comprehensive but instead is a very pleasant collection of captioned old photographs of diverse activity in different Yorkshire locations. From making besoms to village pumps, livestock in the street, sheep being sheared � these are the obvious perhaps. Also included are unique to Yorkshire themes like Mouseman Robert Thompson’s factory in Kilburn and the gnome woodcarver’s workshop at Littlebeck.