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 met George Harrison and Hazel Garbutt, who have restored Low Mill, in Bilsdale, an ancient water mill believed to have been founded by the monks of Rievaulx Abbey. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met Phillippa Joad, spinner, dyer and woolcraft teacher, for Landscape Magazine Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Helen Johnson’s features in Dalesman for May 2011 are about a historic windmill in York, and Hackfall, a woodland landscape full of architectural follies and a haunt for wildlife. Continue Reading →