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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Kiplingcotes Derby
The oldest horse race in England. The 500th anniversary of the running of the race will be in March 2019.

The oldest horse race in England has been competed for in every year since 1519. It takes place on the third Thursday of March in a small hamlet in the Yorkshire Wolds near Market Weighton. It starts near to the old disused former railway station and ends at Londesborough Wold Farm. The course is 4 miles on farm tracks and road verges. The winner recieves £50 but the second recieves the entry fees which is often larger than the first prize. In the harsh winter of 1947 no one could get to the start and so a local farmer led a horse round the course in order not to break the continuous record so the race could survive. This was repeated in 2001 when the Foot and Mouth outbreak prevented the movement of animals.

Kiplingcotes 1927

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 19 March 1943
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1946

Hull Daily Mail - Friday 22 March 1946
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1952

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 21 March 1952
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Kiplingcotes 3

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 20 March 1936
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1926
John Reader jockey of Holme on Spalding Moor rode for his uncle Joseph Reader of Beacon Farm.

Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 25 February 1926
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