We were honoured by Order of Canada Edith Butler allowing us to use her song as our theme...
Ready to Rock! The new "Tintamarre Trail" edition is ready to sell to stores and online. Any bookstore can buy through amazon...
One of the priorities for this campaign is to get politicians and decision makers on side to developing the entire program... the TV series and the reconstruction of as many of the old structures as we can to stimulate the series as well as tourism.
I will be sending some promo copies of the new book to Gary Wiley...Comment on this page if you have any ideas on how to make this happen.
CHAPTER IIITHE YORKSHIRE IMMIGRATION.Yorkshire is grouped as one of the six northern counties of England. Jackson Wray calls it "one of the bonniest of English shires." It has an area of 6,076 square miles, making it the largest county in England. Its present population is a trifle over three millions. A coast-line of one hundred miles gives its people a fine chance to look out on the North Sea. The old town of Hull is the largest shipping port. Scarboro, on the coast, is the great watering-place for the north of England. Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Bradford are the largest towns. It is the principal seat of the woolen manufacture in Great Britain. The people are self-reliant and progressive. In Yorkshire to-day are to be found the oldest co-operative corn-mills and the oldest co-operative stores in England. The practice of dividing profits among purchasers in proportion to their trade at the store was first adopted by a Yorkshire society. This is just what might be expected from the people who, in 1793, passed the following resolution: "Resolved, that monopolies are inconsistent with the true principles of commerce, because they restrain at once the spirit of enterprise and the freedom of competition, and are injurious to the country where they exist, because the monopolist, by fixing the rate of both sale and purchase, can oppress the public at discretion." Another resolution passed by the same corporation, but earlier in the century, shows our ancestors in a somewhat different light. A day of thanksgiving was appointed for the success of the British forces. The corporation attended divine service in the parish church, after which it was agreed to meet at Mrs. Owen's, "at five of the clock, to drink to His Majesty's health and further good success," the expense of the evening to be at the corporation's charge.
To protect my intellectual property of the Tintamarre Project I am moving the Blog from Facebook to here. I will be reposting existing content from the Facebook page to here. I hope my readers and supporters from there will come here.