My Yorkshire Heritage - Tony Cunnane's Autobiography

A Yorkshire Aviator's Autobiography
Tony Cunnane
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My Yorkshire Heritage

"For a long life be moderate in all things – but don’t miss out." (A Yorkshire proverb translated from the vernacular - there's a translation at the bottom of this page.)
Above: The modern bridge over the River Calder at Wakefield photographed from Thornes Lane Wharf in 2010. The new Hepworth Gallery, which opened in 2011, is off to the right of  my image.

In May 2018, Labour MP Dan Jarvis was elected as the first mayor of the independent ‘Sheffield City Region’, which includes Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. Some folk are never satisfied!
Above: This is County Hall in 2009 - built in 1898 to provide a home for the West Riding County Council and little changed on the outside from when I worked there for the WRCC briefly in 1953.

The Yorkshire dialect version of the proverb at the top of this page (spelling and motivation dubious!):
"Ear all, see all, say nowt; eyt all, sup all, pay nowt - and if tha ivver does owt fer nowt, do it fer thissen."

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