Not quite the War of the Roses but a not-too-serious comparison between Yorkshire and Lancashire . In the interest of fairness I am taking the pre-1970's county boundaries, so I'll include Liverpool and Manchester as 'Old' Lancashire . As little research as possible has been conducted, only simple fact-checking to make sure I haven't mis-remembered anything important.
|Countryside||James Herriot Country||Dark Satanic Mills||Yorkshire|
J W Lees
|Ye Olde stuff||York (except Jorvik which is a rip-off)||Err... some old buildings scattered around||Yorkshire|
|Films||American Werewolf in London
The Full Monty
|28 days later
The Parole Officer
|Yorkshire (but it was close)|
|TV Comedy||Open All Hours
Last of the Summer Wine
It's a dead heat so far so I'll get Google to decide the winner.
|Google search for||Yorkshire||Lancashire||Result|
|"... is Great"||358||7||Yorkshire|
|"... is Crap"||2||0||Lancashire|
|"... is better than ..."||13||3||Yorkshire|
It was close but it looks like Yorkshire wins on penalties.