Working up near Pickering just now and I can say that without exception, everyone I have met and spoke with inc police, builders merchants,tradesmen, quarrymen shop staff and the locals are some of the most happy,helpful,courteous,considerate,amusing and straight talking people I have ever met. You tend to get a mix of 'types' everywhere though here this positive outlook seems to be the norm with everyone.
Not only that but everyone seems to be involved at some level with shooting or stalking, which is great for conversation in the pub after work. The place has an abundance of game, and a propensity off wildlife.
Never really worked this way unless it was in Leeds, Bradford or York itself so never experienced the country side in this neck of the woods.What a great place. I'll definitely be back, thanks for the hospitality.