Yorkshire’s hidden history: YouTuber has set up a billboard in Leeds city center to help inspire young people’s passion for history
Catherine Warr’s videos – where she celebrates Yorkshire figures including Titus Salt, debunks common folk myths and visits landmarks – are viewed by thousands.
every month on his YorkshiresHiddenHistory channel.
Now the video platform has celebrated Catherine’s videos by featuring her on billboards across the country, including one in Trinity shopping center in Leeds.
Ms Warr, 23, met West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor Tracy Brabin to view the billboard and discuss how creatives in the area should be supported.
Speaking afterwards, Tracy Brabin said: “Catherine’s videos open up the story for everyone. She told me how teachers use her work – she’s really approachable. This enthusiasm for being from Yorkshire, our Yorkshire history and identity, is so important.
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Ms Brabin suggested a new filmmakers hub in Bradford supported by Channel 4 could be used by vloggers.
She said: “This could be a great space for bloggers and YouTube stars to create really high quality content.
“I told Catherine to make sure she’s connected and reaches out. But her character is at the heart of it all – it’s her unique selling point.
Ms Warr said: ‘Tracy seemed genuinely interested in what I’m doing and my thoughts on accessibility in history today.