Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bred, strong in the arm and ‘clever’ in the head.

This is a slight change on the original proverbial saying from the mid 19th century, but everyone at The Expose Agency agrees that this version is more befitting today’s Yorkshire folk.

In fact here are some things you may not know about Yorkshire.

Yorkshire has won the county cricket championship more often than any other county

Yorkshire athletes won seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the 2012 Olympics

Famous modern Yorkshire writers include Alan Bennett, Arthur Ransome and J.B.Priestly

Great Yorkshire artists include David Hockney and Henry Moore

Great Yorkshire sportsmen include: Sir Leonard Hutton, Sir Geoffrey Boycott and Fred Trueman

Beryl Burton from Morley was one of the greatest female cyclists of all times. Seven times world champion, she once broke the men’s record for the 12 hour time trial, completing 277 miles

William Wilberforce, an active campaigner against slavery was born in Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s top 250 companies combined turnover stands at £118.6bn

Yorkshire is at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse

We won’t mention however that Yorkshire’s unofficial anthem is the popular folk song is ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘ at.’

Written by
Jason Kelly