Yorkshire

Old Mar 11th 2011, 12:59 am
  #16  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 983
jemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Yorkshire

As somewhere to live Yorkshire is a great choice!You get the benefit of city and countryside close together. It`s also a good place to bring up a family. Have we sold it enough yet?
jemima55 is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 1:42 am
  #17  
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,272
dollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by pinkkristen View Post
I came from nr Ilkley and grew up in guiseley all my life - oh the heart yearns !! House prices are quite high, but there are some still a few good deals to be had. The schools are of a good standard. The surrounding villages have vibrant communities and a in the country feel with easy access to Leeds/Bradford. I should have stayed in Burley in Wharfedale - lovely village, fantastic school and great community!! Boo hoo! I would stay away from anything nearer to Bradford. Anyway, good luck with the move back

Yorkshires a great place to start over, friendly people, fab countryside, great pubs!
You should have gone back, your heart belongs there, still.
dollface is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 2:23 am
  #18  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: oakville ON
Posts: 350
pinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud of
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by dollface View Post
You should have gone back, your heart belongs there, still.
I know it hun! Too late now, house bought......... gonna give it one more year then re evalute - my heart and even more so my husbands is there. So much vibrancy, life, excitement, depth, buzz, culture, something i find will always lack here for me, but its great here for the kids yeah
pinkkristen is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 am
  #19  
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,272
dollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond reputedollface has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by pinkkristen View Post
I know it hun! Too late now, house bought......... gonna give it one more year then re evalute - my heart and even more so my husbands is there. So much vibrancy, life, excitement, depth, buzz, culture, something i find will always lack here for me, but its great here for the kids yeah
It is great here for the kids, but UK not that bad for kids, most of the kids there grow up great!
dollface is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 2:31 am
  #20  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: oakville ON
Posts: 350
pinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud ofpinkkristen has much to be proud of
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by dollface View Post
It is great here for the kids, but UK not that bad for kids, most of the kids there grow up great!
Totally agree, where we were was great for kids, the school the eldest went to was a fantastic school, her friends were all great kids. Nowt wrong with the UK, nor with Canada - i just know where i should be and i'm not!!

Sorry, we are hijacking thread - to the OP, go for it in Yorkshire - u can't go wrong!!
pinkkristen is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 2:57 am
  #21  
Finally Home!
 
sallysimmons's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Used to be New York, now North Yorkshire
Posts: 3,610
sallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by pinkkristen View Post
Love the river and park too - u take for granted how stunning it is when you live there.....
So true. I was at college there back when the old college was still a college and I didn't appreciate it the way I would now.

One thing that strikes me is that we're all talking about pricey areas of Yorkshire. The OP said Knaresborough was pricey and Ilkley and Skipton are no less expensive. It's worth noting that South, West and East Yorkshire are all much more reasonably priced than North Yorkshire.

Hebden Bridge is a great little town full of life and culture, although quite rainy just because it's in the Pennines. In East Yorkshire, Beverley is a lovely market town. I'd also look at Holmfirth near the Peak District, which is where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed. There are small towns and villages around Sheffield that I hear are very nice, although I personally don't know that area.

Then there is Whitby on the coast, which is lovely but maybe too far from commuter centers.

If I had my way, I'd live in Swaledale, which is quite simply the most beautiful place there is, but also remote.

The weather in Yorkshire varies - it's generally colder in the East and rainier in W Yorks, but I still remember plenty of nice summers. Don't let that put you off - no matter where you go, the people are fabulous.

Last edited by sallysimmons; Mar 11th 2011 at 3:00 am.
sallysimmons is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 3:16 am
  #22  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Spacecake799's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Was Torbay, NZ now North Yorkshire UK
Posts: 811
Spacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by jemima55 View Post
As somewhere to live Yorkshire is a great choice!You get the benefit of city and countryside close together. It`s also a good place to bring up a family. Have we sold it enough yet?
Thankyou so much for all the helpful replies.

We are most definately sold we just need to do some investigating. Secondary school is a big factor but also affordable but you've given us a great start.

Thankyou

Carole
Spacecake799 is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 10:03 am
  #23  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,253
Jon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond reputeJon77 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by Bijilo123 View Post
Not helpful given the context.

Why ???????????????????????????????

My Nephew goes to one of those school and he certainly comes from a less than wealthy background. He managed to secure a scholarship which are offered by the majority of these schools.

Why shouldn't those on lower incomes or with little money consider these places?

Why not aim high even with little ? Why not try and obtain the best ?

You don't know unless you try and this original posters daughter might be a talented individual, I don't know and neither do you.

I am sorry but I hate it when people think they should be excluded from looking at certain places on the basis of wealth.

But that is the socialist comign out in me, but as a socialist I guess I should be against such institutions in the first place

But for me the more students from a variety of backgrounds managed to get in to these kinds of places the better. And what is to stop the posters daughter sitting a test for a scholarship as my Nephew did?

Last edited by Jon77; Mar 11th 2011 at 10:07 am.
Jon77 is offline  
Old Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 am
  #24  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,782
johnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to beholdjohnh009 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by pinkkristen View Post
Interesting, I came from Ilkley and later lived in mirror image of lives!! Presuming you are not in Oakville anymore? Are u back in the UK of somewhere else in ON?

I was back in Ilkley at Xmas, such a gorgeous town, what i love about it, is you have the backdrop of the dales in the background, yet the town has really good trendy restaurants/bars/shops and always a good atmosphere! Love the river and park too - u take for granted how stunning it is when you live there.....
I am in Malvern, Worcestershire. I decided to move back and take advantage of the drop in the pound and house prices over here.
johnh009 is offline  
Old Mar 12th 2011, 11:12 pm
  #25  
nun
BE Forum Addict
 
nun's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,721
nun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond reputenun has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

I'm looking at North Yorks, maybe Thirsk, Ripon or places closer to Middlesbrough on the Moors. I'm also looking at Weardale which has some great deals. Of course jobs can be hard to find so its good to be self employed or just plain rich.
nun is offline  
Old Mar 13th 2011, 1:09 pm
  #26  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, England
Posts: 1,494
Lothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

I love Yorkshire - it's great and so varied environmentally. I went to Yorkshire for the first time of my life when I started at uni in Leeds in 2000, and took a wee while to fathom out the local accent. Leeds is much more cultural and interesting a city than I ever imagined it to be, and day trips on research purposes out into the Dales and to the various places there with strong literary connections, such as Haworth (the Brontes) and to all the fabulous ruined abbeys and monasteries (Fountains, Rievaulx etc) as well as the huge country mansions and estates all over this very large county administratively partitioned off into several units.

And of course the sheer history and majesty of the city of York with its Minster with a magnificent rose window, and the other cathedrals and minsters such as Ripon and Beverley. York is beautiful with some strange names for some of its streets and the city is home to people like Dick Turpin, Guy Fawkes..... and Dame Judi Dench, who I adore. Dame Judi is a National Treasure. I've seen her on stage several times, and her screen performances are legendary. I adore the world of the arts and Yorkshire is not short on those at all. I loved my time at Leeds - great fun but hard work, too.

I was a wee bit surprised to be addressed as "luv" by some male bus drivers - but I really liked it.
Lothianlad is offline  
Old Mar 13th 2011, 4:14 pm
  #27  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 11
Nods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really niceNods is just really nice
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by Spacecake799 View Post
Well after 4+ years in New Zealand we are in the process of hopefully moving home. We still haven't convinced our daughter but are really trying.

Anyhow, we are originally from the Midlands but really like the look of Yorkshire. We need a school for our eleven year old who would go into year 8 in September.

So, does anybody have any suggestions re schools? areas? We love the look of knaresborough but can see it is quite expensive and we won't have much money. The school is the most important thing to us so any help would be greatly recieved.

Thanks

Carole
K'boro and the whole Harrogate district is awesome, beautiful country, lovely people. And if you like great little pubs, K'boro has more than its fair share.

King James school in K'boro.

Good luck..
Nods is offline  
Old Mar 13th 2011, 11:04 pm
  #28  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Spacecake799's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Was Torbay, NZ now North Yorkshire UK
Posts: 811
Spacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by Nods View Post
K'boro and the whole Harrogate district is awesome, beautiful country, lovely people. And if you like great little pubs, K'boro has more than its fair share.

King James school in K'boro.

Good luck..
Thanks so much. Were looking into everywhere suggested.

Carole
Spacecake799 is offline  
Old Mar 13th 2011, 11:16 pm
  #29  
BE Enthusiast
 
Patrick2007's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Liverpool U.K.
Posts: 325
Patrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to allPatrick2007 is a name known to all
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by Spacecake799 View Post
Well after 4+ years in New Zealand we are in the process of hopefully moving home. We still haven't convinced our daughter but are really trying.

Anyhow, we are originally from the Midlands but really like the look of Yorkshire. We need a school for our eleven year old who would go into year 8 in September.

So, does anybody have any suggestions re schools? areas? We love the look of knaresborough but can see it is quite expensive and we won't have much money. The school is the most important thing to us so any help would be greatly recieved.

Thanks

Carole
Hi there, if you dont mind me asking why are you going back? I know Torbay quite well bit pricey on the bays. I used to live in Glenfield.
Patrick2007 is offline  
Old Mar 14th 2011, 12:32 am
  #30  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Spacecake799's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Was Torbay, NZ now North Yorkshire UK
Posts: 811
Spacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond reputeSpacecake799 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Yorkshire

Originally Posted by Patrick2007 View Post
Hi there, if you dont mind me asking why are you going back? I know Torbay quite well bit pricey on the bays. I used to live in Glenfield.
Hi,

Torbay is lovely but we have had enough. New Zealand is a lovely place I believe if you have small children. After that I find it quite boring and hate feeling retired.
We can't afford a house and things here are very expensive.
Another major factor is the schooling. Only my opinion but very relaxed. I really don't think the schooling is a patch on the UK system. It is very reliant on what your children are willing to research and do for themselves.
Our daughter is doing very well at maths having spent hours on a UK website last year teaching herself.

I miss my sister, miss Europe and miss lots of shops and choice of food.

All my opinion and I know there are people here who love it.

Carole
Spacecake799 is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.