With covid cancelling this year’s event, we look back at the first bed race in 1966 when Sooty creator Harry Corbett fired the starter’s gun on a phenomenon that just kept growing. All photos by the late Bill Hardacre.
This weekend was supposed to see one of the biggest events of the Harrogate district calendar — the Knaresborough bed race. Sadly, covid forced the event's cancellation for the second year running. So here's a look back at how it all started in 1966, courtesy of some...
A number of district residents have received an award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Lauren Doherty, from Knaresborough, has been awarded a BEM for her road safety charity after being left paralysed in a road accident.
Commuters have found themselves stuck in traffic all day around Bond End in Knaresborough. Temporary traffic lights are in place at the bottom of the high street due to telecoms work.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has said he would be “very sad” to lose some of the district’s villages under a proposed shake-up of parliamentary boundaries. The Boundary Commission published its proposals for MPs seats earlier this week.
The pool has been closed for 14 months because of covid and a delay waiting for Spanish engineers to fix a fault. But it is now set to reopen before the school summer holidays.
Reuben & Grey, which opened in the Market Square, plans to open a chain of wine shops and delicatessens in Yorkshire.
Many Pride 2021 parades and mass gatherings have been postponed due to covid restrictions, but colourful decorations and Miss Bailey Bubbles singing songs from hit musicals meant these care home residents celebrated in style.
When Knaresborough Pool opens next month it will mean that Starbeck Baths will be the only swimming pool in the district that is yet to reopen.
Jayne Jackson says years of neglect from Harrogate Borough Council forced her to step up and help maintain the cemetery. Now ill health means she has to stop tending the graveyard where her parents are buried.
Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library has opened another class for new parents after receiving vital funding. It says post-lockdown these classes have become more important for parents who have missed out on socialising.
Myers builder’s merchants says it wants HGVs to enter the industrial estate from 7am to support the construction industry. But the council’s environmental health department and local residents are concerned about the noise it could generate.
Fifty-six years ago, BBC reporter Julian Pettifer came to Knaresborough to explore the legend of the town’s prophetess. As well as making a wish, he left behind a glove at the cave’s dropping, or petrifying, well.