Planning a trip to Yorkshire? If so, you might like to check out this infographic from Hot Tub Hire Yorkshire on ‘What Makes Yorkshire Special’.
This infographic provides a snapshot summary of what Yorkshire is all about. Whether it’s the fascinating names from history, such as William Wilberforce who brought about the abolition of slavery, or Sir Titus Salt, whose creation of a village called Saltaire in Bradford brought about a healthier and safer working life for the thousands of mill workers who relied upon it.
In the sporting world Yorkshire has a rich heritage. It is home to the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield FC from South Yorkshire, whose establishment in 1857 is the first recorded football team known to FIFA and UEFA. Other historical claims Yorkshire has is that of the oldest and longest horse race.
Known as the St Leger at Doncaster racecourse, the 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 132 yard race still takes place every year and is one of the biggest fixtures in the racing calendar. Yorkshire’s recent history is still as bright as its past, with numerous medal winning athletes from the 2012 London Olympics calling Yorkshire home.
Jessica Ennis, Olympic Heptathlon champion, Nicola Adams, the first female Olympic boxing champion and Alistair Brownlee champion triathlete, to name just a few. If you’ve been to Yorkshire, what makes it special for you?