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Regional magazine creates ‘passport’ for God’s Own County

yorkshire-passportA regional interest magazine has created a tongue-in-cheek passport aimed at residents of the county it serves.

Dalesman has created the ‘Yorkshire passport’ following the Scottish independence referendum and Brexit vote, which it claims has led to calls for the county’s own independence.

Owners of the permit will be granted the status of ‘Official Tyke’.

The document will be published on 1 October, priced at £4.99.

Within its pages, readers will find a Yorkshire citizenship test, guide on learning the county’s dialect and advice on making Yorkshire puddings and cups of tea.

A place name pronunciation guide and advice on local dress also features.

Dalesman editor Adrian Braddy, who co-created the passport with Lisa Firth, said: “At this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, had it been a country, Yorkshire would have finished ahead of Croatia and Canada.

“Many already consider this God’s Own Country so we thought it was high time Yorkshire got its own passport.”