It was great to see a Yorkshire lad win the National Pig Awards Young Pig Farmer of the Year. Matt Donald, who won the award, works on his family’s farm Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson spoke to Zoe Hillyard, creator of ‘patchwork ceramics’ for Craft&Design Magazine Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met Gaynor Pearson, of ArtisOn, Masham, for Yorkshire Ridings Magazine. Gaynor spoke about founding her art business, and the joys of carving in stone. Continue Reading →
For Dalesman Magazine, November 2013, Helen Johnson met the Champion family, whose garage in Castleton has served motorists since cars first arrived in the North York Moors. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met Chris Wadsworth, who works with heavy horses, for Countryman Magazine.
Chris explained how he uses his horses to extract logs from forests, and for non-chemical bracken control. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson visited Wolds Way Lavender for Dalesman Magazine, where she met Steve and Anne Jaques. Steve has built a wood-fuelled still to distill lavender oil from his plants. The oil is used in a variety of products. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met Phillippa Joad, spinner, dyer and woolcraft teacher, for Landscape Magazine 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 reported for Dalesman in February 2012, about a new volunteer visitor information point (TIC) in Leyburn in Wensleydale, archaeological research at Boltby Hill Fort near Sutton Bank, and the work of the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) at Chris Topp and Co Ltd, ironworks near Thirsk, Yorkshire Continue Reading →