Today is Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day, it is traditionally celebrated on the 4th Sunday in Lent. Yorkshire’s most famous Mother wasn’t actually a mother but instead a famous prophetess.   Mother Shipton was born Ursula Sontheil in 1488 and legend has it she was born in a...

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day which has been celebrated since 1909 (when it started it was just a National Day in the United States).  It’s a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  So I thought I’d focus on 3 of...

Scarborough’s hotel and its links to time, Queen Victoria, the SAS and Adolf Hitler On this day, December 1st, the architect Cuthbert Brodrick was born in Hull.  Although he is probably most famous for designing Leeds Town Hall, he was also the architect of a fascinating building...