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Yorkshire vs Lancashire

Story location: Home / bits-n-bobs /
09/Nov/2006

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.

Yorkshire Lancashire Result
Countryside James Herriot Country Dark Satanic Mills Yorkshire
Food Yorkshire Pudding
Pontefract Cake
Wensleydale Cheese
Black Pudding
Eccles Cake
Lancashire Cheese
Draw
Beer Theakstons
Tetley
Stones
Sam Smiths
Thwaites
Cains
Boddingtons
J W Lees
Joseph Holt
Draw
Ye Olde stuff York (except Jorvik which is a rip-off) Err... some old buildings scattered around Yorkshire
Fun Scarborough Blackpool Lancashire
Big Cities Leeds
Bradford
Sheffield
Manchester
Liverpool
Lancashire
Films American Werewolf in London
The Full Monty
Kes
28 days later
The Parole Officer
Yorkshire (but it was close)
TV Comedy Open All Hours
Last of the Summer Wine
Royal Family
Phoenix Nights
Lancashire

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.