Here, Jake Wilde, facilities manager at Towngate PLC answers a series of questions about our home county of Yorkshire and why it holds so many happy memories for him…
I fondly remember trips to the east coast — Filey, Flamborough, and the wave pools at Bridlington Leisure Centre!
I’d have to say North Yorkshire, just a short drive from my home in Leeds and you are into gorgeous scenery; rivers, walks, and the sea.
My perfect weekend would be a spontaneous, long camping trip with my wife and daughters — complete with BBQs and fire pits!
Sitting at the top of Otley Chevin in The Royalty pub, enjoying a nice glass of red wine!
I’d like lunch with Norman ‘bite yer legs’ Hunter — World-Cup-winning former Leeds United defender.
North Landing, Flamborough — a truly beautiful beach.
I’d say Yorkshire’s unique identity is down to its people. Friendly, caring and no matter where you travel to around the world, you’ll always stumble across someone from the county!
My favourite restaurant would be ‘Forde’ in Horsforth run by local Horsfordian and ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ finalist, Matt Healy.
We usually get all our produce from small independent places, grocery shops, and local butchers.
I’ve lived in Yorkshire all my life — apart from during my ‘holiday rep’ days — and I firmly believe it gets better and better every year!
This is a tough one, I’m not sure I could or would change anything about Yorkshire. Maybe I’d pick up my village of Horsforth and move it to by the sea in North Yorkshire.
As soppy as it sounds, it would be my Mum — a proper Yorkshire lass!