Heather Ritchie’s rag rugs bring the world to Swaledale

Heather Ritchie, Swaledale rag rug maker

Years ago, when Heather Ritchie moved to Swaledale, neighbours taught her to make  traditional, thrifty, rag rugs.  Heather was inspired to ‘paint’ with coloured rags, and her rugs became pictures. Continue Reading →

West Tanfield’s Christmas Play

  Each Christmas in West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, people come together to put on their own Christmas play. They prefer classic stories.  They’ve done the Nativity, St Nicholas, and Babushka.  Continue Reading →