Tourist Information Centre

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Tourist Information Centre

Postby plook » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:57 pm

Do you think it would be a good idea to have a tourist information centre in Driffield to promote the town and surrounding villages. It could be used as a hub for information on Groups ,Shops , Farm shops, events, publications , local music events tickets sales etc , local interest points , church, kings mill play areas for kids book sharing , anything pertaining to our local community.
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Re: Tourist Information Centre

Postby finsbury » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:50 pm

Yes I do think it would be a good idea anything to try and get people interested in Driffield again it could be housed in one of the unused shops and save another charity shop coming.
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Re: Tourist Information Centre

Postby grinwolf » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:14 pm

Driffield is undersold. its correct title is Great Driffield - a bit like Hull - should really be Kingston upon Hull, sounds a bit more up market!
Perhaps its all down to folks being lazy, so much easier to just say Driffield or Driff.

The people outside the county of East Yorkshire need to know the correct names of these two great places - so many folks out there think we are in Humberside or North Humberside. We never will be , we will always be EAST YORKSHIRE(EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE).
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Re: Tourist Information Centre

Postby Ian Soanes » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:25 am

I agree (almost) entirely.

However, people may argue that the Domesday Book appears to list Driffield as Drifelt (so not so Great in those days?) and Hull as Sotecote (Southcote) in Drupol (Drypool) in the manor of Bevreli (Beverley).

Where do you draw the (historical) line?
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Re: Tourist Information Centre

Postby grinwolf » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:25 pm

Ian, it is possible to argue that black is white with sufficient historical information. How far back do we go?
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Re: Tourist Information Centre

Postby DF » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:54 pm

Might I add - Great Driffield is also the capital of the Yorkshire Wolds!!
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