Tuesday May 26, 2020

A tale of two Yorkshire cities

The quintessentially English towns of Leeds and York offer diverse charms

7th August, 2016
Headrow and Leeds town hall by night Picture: Leeds City Council

‘No, we don’t say ‘ay up’ either. That’s another misconception.”

I’m sitting in Friends of Ham in central Leeds, a restaurant that concentrates on dried meats, cheese, beer and wine. I had come to this city full of preconceptions of what it might be like.

In my poor, ignorant head, I had an image that involved a silent black-and-white film of men with sooty faces...

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