The Yorkshire Stridings

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Ian McMillan and Ian Beesley have spent years walking through the landscape, history, towns, and cities of their native Yorkshire and have recorded the uniqueness of the area in poetry and photography. Ian Beesley’s evocative photographs and Ian McMillan’s witty, moving poetry provide a portrait of Yorkshire’s past and present, its history and culture, and landscapes that have remained unchanged for generations. From the iconic landscape of Ilkley moor and the limestone pavements of Airedale, the gothic coast around Whitby, to the factories and mills of the industrial past, and the lost coalfields of South Yorkshire, this is a sharply observed, personal interpretation of "God’s Own County" from two of its most popular native artists.


Ian Beesley is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited at the National Media Museum, Bradford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Ian McMillan is one of Britain’s most popular poets, the presenter of The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and the author of Neither Nowt Nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire.