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Whitby icons among greatest in Yorkshire

A photo I took a while back of Whitby Abbey in its most flattering setting, a crisp blue sky, I hope some more of these are on the horizon!

Settings: Nikon D300s, 25mm, ISO200, f8 1/250s

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A photo I took a while back of Whitby Abbey in its most flattering setting, a crisp blue sky, I hope some more of these are on the horizon! Settings: Nikon D300s, 25mm, ISO200, f8 1/250s w130713

A poll is underway to select the 75 greatest icons of Yorkshire, and several from Whitby are in the running.

The long-list of icons includes explorer Captain James Cook and St Hilda. But also on the list are Whitby Abbey, Whitby jet and Whitby fish and chips.

The Whalebone arch, the television series Heartbeat, Dracula and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are also in contention.

The poll is being run by Dalesman magazine as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations in 2014.

Editor Adrian Braddy explained: “To celebrate 75 years of publishing, we thought it would be a nice idea to find the 75 greatest Yorkshire icons.

“It’s called God’s Own Country for a reason - there is probably no other British county with so many reasons to be proud.

“Yorkshire has an incredibly powerful sense of identity and this is strengthened by regional icons like the white rose and Yorkshire pudding, things synonymous with the country with fill us with Yorkshire pride.”

Voters can choose from more than 300 icons, which include people, places, foodstuffs, films, landmarks, buildings, companies and books.

To vote, log on to dalesman.co.uk/icons and pick your top ten Yorkshire icons.

The closing date for votes is January 12 and the top 75 greatest icons of yorkshire will be revealed in the spring, when Dalesman turns 75.

The Dalesman magazine was first published in 1939 by former Leeds journalist Harry J Scott.

Initially called ‘The Yorkshire Dalesman’, he ran the magazine from the front room of his home in the village of Clapham, North Yorkshire.

 

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