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Former weekly editor pens book about ‘special’ county

A former weekly newspaper editor has written a new book about why the county in which he lives is so “special.”

Adrian Braddy, who edited the Craven Herald & Pioneer and the Teesdale Mercury before taking charge at regional interest magazine Dalesman in 2012, penned Yorkshire’s Greatest Icons to tell the inside story on what the county is most famous for.

It outlines 75 ‘iconic’ things found in the county, from stainless steel to Yorkshire puddings, following a survey of Dalesman readers to mark the publication’s 75th anniversary.

The book also contains the personal choices of many famous Yorkshire names, including Patrick Stewart, Alan Titchmarsh, Geoffrey Boycott and the Calendar Girls.

Said Adrian: “With the help of thousands of Yorkshire folk, we have had a stab at attempting to pin down some of the many elements that make Yorkshire so special.

“I hope readers of this new book will enjoy a chance to unashamedly glory in all that’s great about the greatest place on Earth.”

The book came out earlier this month priced at £5.99.