Time to vote for your favourite icons of Yorkshire

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There are many icons of Yorkshire – from brass bands to flat caps and from the Brownlee brothers to the Brontë sisters – but which best sum up the county?

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

The long-list of icons includes both Helmsley and Pickering Castle, along with Eden Camp and Wharram Percy.

Both the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are also in contention.

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

Early favourites include the Yorkshire pudding, Alan Bennett, the Dales and York Minster.

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 county which fill us with Yorkshire pride.”

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

The closing date for votes is January 12, 2014, and the top 75 greatest icons of Yorkshire will be revealed in the spring.




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