Keighley landmarks in search for top county icon

Top Withens, which is among contenders to be crowned Yorkshire’s greatest icon

Top Withens, which is among contenders to be crowned Yorkshire’s greatest icon

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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.”

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