Judith Dryden’s Christmas Geese, in Countryman Magazine, Dec 2014

Judith Dryden's Christmas Geese

For Countryman Magazine this month, I visited Judith Dryden, who raises Christmas geese ‘Christmas is coming, The goose is getting fat.’ goes the old nursery rhyme – but surely, turkey Continue Reading →

Dalesman October 2013: What Todmorden Can Teach Us

Pam enjoys the scents of herbs growing along the canal towpath

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 →

Dalesman August 2012: The Last of the Whitby Drift Netters and Maurice Atkinson’s Life in Pictures

Bob Marsden, last of the Whitby Drift net fishermen, and his boats

In the August 2012 issue of Dalesman Magazine, Helen Johnson met Whitby salmon netsman Bob Marsden, farmer turned artist Maurice Atkinson, and the founder of Galtres Festival, James Houston Continue Reading →