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Just south of Leeds in the county of West Yorkshire lies the city of Wakefield, population 75,000.

Finding much of its original wealth through the plethora of coal mines in the region, most of which were actually closed before the traumas of the miners' strike in the mid-80's, nowadays the city is better known for some of its visitor attractions.

One such attraction is the Wakefield's cathedral: butted against the historic Calder Bridge in the centre of town, the 14th century chapel is one of only four of its type in the country.

The city is also the source of several famous nursery rhymes: Wakefield jail's fearsome reputation during the English Civil War inspired "Here we go 'round the Mulberry bush", and "The grand old Duke of York" is thought to represent Richard, Duke of York's defeat at the Battle of Wakefield during the Wars of the Roses.

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