Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A diamond in the landscape

It's been a bumper time of celebrations and nostalgia marking the Diamond Jubilee - and who are we to resist adding to the mix!

When Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952, the Act that led to the creation of the UK’s National Parks had been passed just three years before. 

Enjoying a walking break in Malham, Easter 1954
(copyright Alan Watkinson)
Five National Parks had already been created and the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park was being pondered over by the local authorities. Nearly seven hundred glorious square miles were eventually designated - and in 2014 it will be celebrating its own diamond jubilee.

It seemed a good excuse (as if we needed one) to enjoy some super old photographs supplied by good friends of the National Park, looking back at how we lived, worked and played here when the young Queen was taking on her first duties.

We hope you enjoy these photos from our Yorkshire Dales National Park Flickr page. Please do share yours with us, of all your experiences of this special place - we would love to hear from you!

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