Ashley Jackson is proud to have been voted one of the greatest icons of Yorkshire by Dalesman readers

Ashley Jackson has been voted one of the greatest icons of Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire artist was chosen by voters in a poll carried out by Dalesman magazine to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Other icons to make the list include the Yorkshire pudding, the Yorkshire Dales, Alan Bennett and the Bronte sisters

More than 11,000 votes were cast in the poll and the top 75 are revealed in the April anniversary edition of Dalesman.

Editor Adrian Braddy said: “Ashley Jackson is known around the world for his wonderful paintings. It is no surprise to see him on our list.

“The top 75 Greatest Yorkshire Icons demonstrates the diversity of this amazing county and its people who have so many reasons to be proud. From stunning architecture to beautiful landscapes and from sporting prowess to pioneering inventions, Yorkshire has it all.”

Other icons to make the list include stainless steel, invented in Sheffield, drystone walls, Captain James Cook, the White Rose of York, brass bands, James Herriot, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway,the flat cap, Ribblehead Viaduct, Fred Trueman, Whitby fish and chips, Richard III, the Arctic Monkeys, Brian Blessed, Swaledale sheep, Kes, Dracula, Roseberry Topping, Heartbeat, Dame Judi Dench, Rugby League, rhubarb and Bettys tea rooms.

Dalesman magazine was first published in April 1939 from the front room of founding Editor Harry Scott’s home in the Yorkshire Dales. It grew to become the best-selling regional magazine in Britain.

Further details about the icons poll can be found at