North Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales — Three Peaks country of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough — where the River Ribble rushes by limestone scars and over thrilling waterfalls. That’s my homeland and the source of my regular blog posts. Thanks for dropping by. I’m Paul Jackson. I spent almost twenty years in local newspapers before joining Country Publications where I stayed for another 19+ years up to retiring in 2012. During my time with the company I was production editor and later editorial director, editing the famous Yorkshire Dalesman magazine as well as the celebrated national magazine The Countryman. Nowadays I spend my time doing a little freelance work, strolling around the dales or watching Huddersfield Town FC. My main hobby is photography — but I’m very much an enthusiastic amateur. You can view some of my pictures in the scenic or life galleries or in my post archive.
* NEW * Family history
This recently added page contains a list of surnames included in my own family tree which may be of interest to other genealogists.
Other hobbies include tracing my family history; an off-shoot of this is writing a column for Down Your Way magazine about Yorkshire Surnames – see if your name has been included here (or click on the Surnames link at the top of the page). I add a new name every month. The most recent addition is Scaife. If you are interested in genealogy then keep heading back here as I will shortly be adding a list of mainly Yorkshire families connected to my own research… and there are hundreds!
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Book reviews — Dales and beyond
Click on the reviews section at the top of the page or here to read about the latest books I’ve read or worked on.
I’ve also written a few mini-books – click here or on the link at the top of the page.
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