Celebrations! Appleton Wiske Post Office re-opened today. When our former Postmaster retired, I feared that we would lose our shop and Post Office. Indeed, the Post Office closed last Continue Reading →
Emilia My work this month features Emilia Ellen in Craft&Design Magazine. Emilia is an inspiring young woman who set up her own business straight from school. Emilia uses her Continue Reading →
For Dalesman Sept 2014, Helen Johnson met Tom Naylor-Leyland, to discover why he is leading a bid to make Malton into the ‘Food Capital of Yorkshire.’ Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson went to Todmorden for Dalesman Magazine, October 2013. She met Pam Warhurst, chair of regeneration agency Pennine Prospects and Incredible Edible Todmorden. Incredible Edible has revitalised the area, attracting worldwide interest. Continue Reading →
For the Yorkshire Dalesman Magazine of May 2013, Helen Johnson met Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire, and Nick and Jan Reed, who are celebrating the centenary of Masham Town Hall Continue Reading →
For North East Life Magazine’s July 2012 issue, Helen Johnson visited Maxim Brewery, which rose from the closure of Vaux, and is now exporting beer to China. Helen met Barbara Renton-Wood, an artist who paints the dramatic skyline of Teesside, and the Smart family who offer Bed and Breakfast at Hartburn Old Vicarage Continue Reading →
For Dalesman Magazine March 2012, Helen Johnson visited the Rountons, villages where new ventures are bringing new life back to rural communities.
She also met Raymond Twiddle, a man who honed his business skills raising turkeys and now supports the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
And finally she visited the Heritage Crafts Alliance, where trainer Glenn Young hopes to inspire people of all ages to learn the skills to preserve our historic buildings. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met four inspiration creative people for Craft&Design Magazine’s Oct/Nove 2011 issue Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson researched how to save the village pub, for Countryman Magazine
Here is the research in full, with helpful links. Continue Reading →
Iona Hill worked as an accountant before reviving her Uncle’s Ribblesdale Cheese business, and moving it to Hawes Continue Reading →