A bit of a drive around Southern Yorkshire. One car went to Bridlington and Beverley (Jenny Bev Michael Yvonne and me) others direct to Beverley so they could go to the races. Of the latter group sad to report that those who went to the races, those who picked the right horses didn't actually bet on them!
We assume WA's Beverley is named after this one, particularly as York in both instances is not far away.
Our car did a 'stop when it looks interesting' drive. Stopped at a pottery which was dead boring, saw another sea front at Bridlington much the asme as others..fun fair stuff. WE were particularly struck by the large number of the grey brigade; and developed a treat idea. We figured there was a big market out there for Gophers. We spent a lot of the trip and others joined in the following days coming up with different models...the racing model, the vertical uplift model to get you above the crowds, or the pointy umbrella model to poke those getting in your way. THe split model for couples. It can split temporarily as you zoom around a car in front, or more permanently if uou have a tiff! and many others. WE did see a business near the main street which was selling gophers and other equipment, (not the zappy and variety of models we were suggesting_ which says something about the makeup of the town.
Glad to say Beverley was intersting. As often happens not the part you necessarily expect. WE spent some time at the Beverley minster. THe most specky part was a new stained glass window, and new sculptures. THe window had photoes embedded in the glass (holograms?) THe stained glass on its own was an intersting design, but taking a closer look and upi saw streets, bridges etc within the bits of the overall picture. (Now with that description you'll be all running off to look at it!!) The sculptures were welded from metal sheets... three monks facing the window. Both should have looked out of plce in a traditional cathedral with ornate stone work and traditional stained glass windows, but strangely enough they didn't.
The town was most 'untouristy' which was a nice change, but we are perverse. It meant no shops with interesting art and craft or nicknacks. ALthough I think yvonne may have found a teddy bear.