Ey up! To celebrate Yorkshire Day 2020 why not enjoy some brilliant facts (and maybe a few half truths!) about our great county? Check out our list and be sure to tell us any facts you might have about the jewel of the north.
The biggest and the best - our great county covers the largest area in the UK. That’s what makes us so special, there is plenty to explore.
Scarborough was the UK’s first seaside resort and has been there for over 360 years. It’s still Yorkshire’s largest holiday destination and despite its popularity, still maintains its original charm and character.
Yorkshire was the ‘birthplace’ of club football - in a manner of speaking - and is home to the world’s oldest existing (and still running) football club, Sheffield F.C. You can find the full history of the club here.
The county's most well-known delicacy, by far, is the Yorkshire pudding. One of the most popular brands of frozen Yorkshire puddings, Aunt Bessie’s produces more than 53 million packs of Yorkshire puddings every year from their factory in Hull and nearly all of them rise. This isn’t the only food that we’re known for though - Wensleydale cheese originates from here and the Magpie Cafe in Whitby has award-winning fish and chips!
Sheffield's Meadowhall is the UK’s biggest shopping and leisure complex, with over 25 million visitors a year - it’s also one of Europe’s largest!
Three notable Prime Ministers have come from Yorkshire; Charles Watson-Wentworth, Harold Wilson and Herbert Henry Asquith!
York Minster, which took 252 years to build, is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Built between 1407 and 1433, it stands more than 230 feet - the height of a 21-story building and weighs more than 16,000 metric tonnes.
Toilet pioneer Thomas Crapper, who was born in Thorne near Doncaster created the modern toilet!
Leeds based scientist Brian Boffey accidentally invented Jelly Tots in 1967, while trying to produce a powdered jelly that set instantly when added to cold water
If Yorkshire was an independent country, it would have finished an incredible twelfth in the medal league table at the 2012 Olympics; gaining 7 Golds, 2 Silvers and 3 Bronze. Yorkshire-born athletes include Jessica Ennis, who competed in the Heptathlon, boxer Nicola Adams and cyclist Ed Clancy. These are just a few amazing facts about our beautiful county, but we’ve got a couple more important pieces of information for you - Leeds City Credit Union is a financial cooperative with 37,000 members that provides straightforward, affordable financial services. We can help anyone who lives or works in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate and Craven, residents of certain housing associations or those who work for one of our 'Select' employers, so why not get in touch?
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