Yorkshire Crafts And Traditions: Volume 1

  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2005
  |  55 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Yorkshire is a county steeped in tradition. From the rugged coastline and wind-swept moors to the world famous Dales and bustling cities, there are people dedicated to the arts and crafts which have long been associated with Yorkshire. This programme celebrates those traditions of diversity and customs which are still thriving in Yorkshire to this day, just as they have done for centuries. Along the way you'll get to meet: the talented young shepherd who is following in his father's footsteps; the drystone wallers who build and maintain hundreds of miles of farming boundaries; Dobson's sweet-makers, whose mouth-watering methods have barely changed for 150 years; Tom Harland, the artist dedicated to the beautiful Yorkshire landscape; Swalesdale cheese-makers, who successfully rescued an ancient recipe; the lady who brews award-winning beer in her back yard ; and Keith the 'stick man' who keeps walkers on their toes with his hand-crafted creations.