Alan Davies stained glass artist Dalesman December 2012 – Seeing the Light


Helen Johnson met Alan Davis, an architectural glass artist with a studio in Lythe near the Yorkshire coast. Alan features in the December 2012 issue of Dalesman Magazine, and was working on a big new window for Hexham Abbey. 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 →

Dalesman July 2012 – A Feast of Old and New

Preserves made by Jane Sammells from the Yorkshire Dales recipe book

Helen Johnson visited the Dales Countryside Museum to meet food historian Jane Sammells, who was cooking traditional foods of the Dales.

She also went to Harrogate to see how the International Festival brings events to Yorkshire all year long. Continue Reading →

North East Life, July 2012: Maxim Brewery and Barbara Renton Wood

Barbara Renton Wood at work

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 →