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Keighley landmarks in search for top county icon
8:40pm Friday 10th January 2014 in News
A search has been launched for Yorkshire’s greatest icons – and several Keighley district legends and landmarks are already in the running.
People are being invited to vote for their favourite from a list of more than 300.
Included in the line-up is the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, together with the classic 1970 movie version of The Railway Children, shot on the five-mile line.
The Brontes feature prominently on the list, with Wuthering Heights, Top Withens and the famed sisters themselves all garnering votes.
Glusburn-born Oscar-winning screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy, is also featured, as are East Riddlesden Hall and Timothy Taylor brewery.
Adrian Braddy – editor of the Dalesman magazine, which is running the poll – said: “To celebrate 75 years of publishing, we thought it would be a nice idea to find the 75 greatest Yorkshire icons.
“It’s called God’s Own Country for a reason – there is probably no other British county with so many reasons to be proud.”