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WELCOME TO THIS IS Y 2019 It seems like only yesterday that the 680 bus was dropping me off for school outside the beautiful Cartwright Hall in Bradford, the art gallery currently home to an exhibition from internationally acclaimed, local artist, David Hockney.

On the cover Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat has made him a fashion icon and he has made the country fall in love with the national football team again. Read Southgate Up North on page 52.

Fast-forward and what a thrill to be editing a magazine featuring all that’s great about Yorkshire and catching up with some truly inspirational people who have been influenced by this amazing county. England manager and honorary Yorkshireman Gareth Southgate, tells of his passion for the national football team and his love for his adopted home ‘up north’.

Front cover image: Dan Prince Dan took the front cover image of Gareth Southgate. He is a photographer and filmmaker specialising in people on location. Other cover images from left: Rob Shaw painting in Staithes. A pride of lions live happily at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Anita Rani gets ready for Countryfile Live © BBC Studios / Pete Dadds. Page 5 images clockwise from top left: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Ribblehead Viaduct. Kite surfing in Redcar. Skidby Windmill in the Yorkshire Wolds © VHEY. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Keelham Farm Shop. Ceiling of the Chapter House, York Minster. Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Building sandcastles in Bridlington © VHEY. The Project Polar reserve at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to four polar bears. Page 6 image: Visitor at Janet’s Foss, part of the Malham Tarn Estate © National Trust Images / Solent News. Published by: Welcome to Yorkshire Dry Sand Foundry Foundry Square Holbeck Leeds LS11 5DL © Welcome to Yorkshire 2019 Designed and produced by: Will Hodgson at Welcome to Yorkshire Printed by: YM Chantry Ltd, Wakefield, West Yorkshire Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, Welcome to Yorkshire can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Information throughout this magazine is compiled from details supplied by organisations or establishments concerned. No recommendation by Welcome to Yorkshire is implied by the inclusion of any information and Welcome to Yorkshire accepts no responsibility in the matter. Prices, dates, hours of opening etc. were correct at the time of going to press. Readers are reminded that these details are subject to change and they are advised to check when finalising any arrangements. Please note, the destination guides have been placed by our partners and the content approved by them. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to all destinations and does not necessarily represent the views of Welcome to Yorkshire. The paper in this magazine originates from timber that is sourced from sustainable forests, managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The manufacturing mill has both FSC & PEFC certification and also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. Once you have finished with this magazine, please pass it on to someone else who may be interested to read it or recycle it. Keeping Yorkshire special: From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and amazing coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer. By doing just a few simple things we can all help keep Yorkshire special, so that it’s ready for your next visit. Here are a few hints on how you can play a part and have a brilliant break at the same time! Here in Yorkshire we have some of the best food and drink around plus fantastic local arts and craft producers. You'll be sure of a tasty Yorkshire experience. Don't forget to take something home to treat your friends and family. Follow the Countryside Code. Help us look after the landscape and wildlife by avoiding damage and disturbance; use footpaths and cycleways responsibly and take your litter away. Try and recycle any waste you have. Most importantly have a great time when you're here!

Angelica Cheung, editor-in-chief of Vogue China, travels to the world’s top fashion locations and the stylish high-flyer regularly includes a Yorkshire visit to her globetrotting itinerary. TV presenter Anita Rani, takes time out from her incredibly busy schedule to share her thoughts of growing up in Bradford (it’s a small world!) and what the county means to her now. From countryside and coast to vibrant cities, enjoy This is Y and all things Yorkshire!

Carolyn Nicoll Editor


Sarah Freeman

Nick Ahad

Julie Henry

A Little More Conservation, A Little More Action (page 44)

Paint Me A Picture (page 16)

A Right Pantomime (page 108)

Grew up in Leeds and after spells away, moved back in 2004. Was The Yorkshire Post Features Editor, now at Beyond Publishing in Ilkley.

Born in Keighley to an English mother and Bangladeshi father. Writer and broadcaster, BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Yorkshire Post journalist and playwright.

Born and raised in Bradford. The award-winning journalist spent more than 10 years on The Sunday Telegraph before moving into freelance writing, contributing regularly to national titles. 

Rob Walker

Seb Marshall

Generation Games (page 74)

Drive Time (page 94)

Lucy Worsley

TV commentator and sports broadcaster. Lives in a small Cotswolds village with wife Becky and son Arthur. Travels the world to major athletics and snooker events.

Born in Kent but lived near Skipton since the age of two, then Leeds for the last couple of years. Competes as a co-driver in the World Rally Championship in the Hyundai Motorsport team.

TV presenter, writer of history books and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, based in the world’s best office up a spiral staircase at Hampton Court Palace. Image © Sophia Spring

Elaine Lemm

Stephen McClarence

Harry Gration MBE

The World at Your Eat (page 26)

Shape Shifters (page 14)

When Harry Met Gary (page 82)

Following a successful career as a chef, restaurateur and teacher, Yorkshire born Elaine is a highly respected national food, drink and travel writer, writing for leading food titles.

Award-winning journalist and travel writer Stephen McClarence contributes to The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Yorkshire Post, specialising in India, the UK and rail travel.

Harry presents BBC Look North for the Yorkshire region. Harry’s awards include two Royal Television Society Awards and in 2013 he was honoured with an MBE for services to broadcasting.

Victoria Secrets (page 64)

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