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The Rumours of Yorkshire Men

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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Like the Scots and others, Yorkshiremen are renowned for being, how do you put it, fiscally astute.

Rumour has it that you have as much chance of someone from Yorkshire shouting you a beer as you have of winning the lottery when you haven't bought a ticket. Apparently, Bondi is full of Yorkshiremen that wouldn't shout if a shark bit them.

I can say categorically that the rumour is false. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Garry Mollart and his lovely wife the other week, and shout me a beer he did! In fact, I think he shouted me two or three. I actually had to physically throw my money at the girl behind the bar so that I could actually buy him a drink (luckily, the girl didn't throw the drink back at me).

We sat outside in 38 degree heat (dunno what that is in farenheit, but it's bloody hot). Within half an hour, a southerly had come up and the temperature dropped to the early 20's. We dined on very good pizzas; some of which had menu toppings of kangaroo and crocodile (I said toppings, not droppings), although we stuck to the more standard type (koala bear and shark fin. Just kidding)!

All in all, an excellent evening. If I wasn't going to work the next day, I would have gladly kicked on.

Rumours and stereotypes? Beer, humbug to those!

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

Hmm... you shout beer at one another? Explain yourself

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Brendan

Hmm... you shout beer at one another? Explain yourself

Must be cheaper than having to buy one.

4. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Ay, an' let me tell thee summat, it i'nt a load o' tosh,
cos wi really are intelligent, although wi dunt talk reet posh.
An' summat that'll amaze thee, could even blow thee mind,
N' matter where tha travels, Yorkshire folk ye'll find.

Who is Garry Mollart?

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Must be cheaper than having to buy one.

haha yeah I suppose so!

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 7, 2006, at 8:29 AM by Brendan ]

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Who is Garry Mollart?

Garry is a TP member who just took his wife (Hilary) to OZ for their 25th anniversary. He doesn't come and play in OT but has made some friends on the site - including Baluba (Claire Hamilton) who is now on her first RTW. I met him in the chat room months ago and he's a lot of fun!!

James was one of Garry's travel helpers for the trip. I recommended to Garry that they try to meet up if the opportunity arose. Little did I know at the time the "shout me a beer" plans were already in the making. From the PMs I have gotten from both James and Garry, and the posting of this thread - I think they hit it off right nicely.

Garry... Come out and play... Tway would appreciate a little Beatles ditty...

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Oh lm glad you had a nice evening James! And l hope Garry & his Mrs are having a lovely time down under!

- l wonder what will be said when we meet up when lm in Sydney!!

8. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Like the Scots and others, Yorkshiremen are renowned for being, how do you put it, fiscally astute.

Rumour has it that you have as much chance of someone from Yorkshire shouting you a beer as you have of winning the lottery when you haven't bought a ticket. Apparently, Bondi is full of Yorkshiremen that wouldn't shout if a shark bit them.


Its also said that Yorkshiremen wear flat caps and have whippets and keep ferrets in their trousers.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Quoting james

Like the Scots and others, Yorkshiremen are renowned for being, how do you put it, fiscally astute.

Rumour has it that you have as much chance of someone from Yorkshire shouting you a beer as you have of winning the lottery when you haven't bought a ticket. Apparently, Bondi is full of Yorkshiremen that wouldn't shout if a shark bit them.


Its also said that Yorkshiremen wear flat caps and have whippets and keep ferrets in their trousers.

I don't know about whippets, but his ferret kept going for my beer

10. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 9y

woe, woe, woe, can i just point out..........
(i knew putting my hand in my pocket to buy james a drink would loose me street cred )
it was the weather that did it, maybe too much sun, or are the scooners of beer stronger than ours, no it was a rush of blood i think, that could be only explanation for a full blooded yorkshire man like myself throwing money about like doctors throwing off notes !!!!!
no it was my pleasure in standing a couple of beers to a fellow TPer who put himself out to come and have a natter with me and erindoors,,,,,i mean my better half hilary.
what a fantastic time we had in oz.
and the information i got from james and other fellow TPers was fantasic too. also many thanks to flo....yep she helped out with lots of information but most of my travels in oz were prompted by someone i missed meeting only by a phone call was pauline, many thanks.
it just goes to show what you can achieve with a little bit of help from others, even if you dont know them. many thanks.
hey dont be thinking i lash out with the drinks all the time like i said it was a rush of blood... i think.
and theres nowt up wi flat ats and ferits
:)