My Yorkshire: Paul Brown, of Caedmon Homes
Paul Brown, director of Yorkshire-based residential developer Caedmon Homes.
Where do you live/where are you from?
I live in Easingwold, but I am originally from South Shields.
What is your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire and why?
I love Whitby for its unique atmosphere and, of course, for fish and chips at the Magpie, the finest restaurant of its kind in the UK.
What is still on your “to do” list in the region?
Walking the whole of York’s City Walls and gaining an incredible perspective on an amazing city. Also, I fancy surfing at Saltburn.
What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had in Yorkshire?
It was a celebration at the Pheasant at Harome, near Helmsley, with a bunch of thirsty lawyers. The food was gorgeous, but I still struggle to remember exactly what I ate. The wine was plentiful.
What is your most Yorkshire trait?
Short arms and long pockets.
Favourite piece of trivia about the region?
The fact that the Grand Old Duke of York (allegedly) marched his 10,000 men up and down the steep hill towards the church and the castle in the village of Crayke.
What is your favourite cultural icon to come out of Yorkshire?
Guy Fawkes. A true revolutionary and the most famous old boy of St Peter’s School in York.
Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire?
See my answer to my most Yorkshire trait.
What is one thing you’d steal from Lancashire (or other UK regions) if you could?
Hadrian’s Wall – to keep the Lancastrians out.
What is the most overrated thing about Yorkshire?