The name Hall, famous among Ripon retailers for 53 years, proved to be a big draw for customers at the weekend providing a boost to the city centre.
More than a thousand customers visited Halls of Ripon when the department store opened on Saturday. Hedley Hall, who, with Liz and Mike Cooper, has brought the former Wrens building in Fishergate back to life, told the Stray Ferret: "It was fantastic and we were busy...
Alongside replica royal wedding dresses on display at Ripon Cathedral is a gown made by the French fashion designer 98 years ago, which never made it down the aisle.
A royal thread runs through a spectacular exhibition of wedding gowns and accessories now open at Ripon Cathedral.
The closure of Wrens last year was a blow to Ripon and the retailers who traded in the store. Now a number of independent businesses are ready for a retail revival in the building under a new name – Halls of Ripon.
Antiques expert Susan Rumfitt outlines the appeal of animal-themed jewellery, including three exquisite animal pieces for sale in the Harrogate area.
This week Susan looks at a beautiful pendant of diamonds, amethysts and red enamel associated with the Delhi Durbar of 1911 and explores the enduring appeal of emeralds – the gem of hope and love.
The Stray Ferret’s new column, Stray Jewels, written by BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist, Susan Rumfitt, will be reviewing gems of Yorkshire.
Susan Rumfitt has been working for the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow for nearly 14 years. She told The Stray Ferret that she is delighted the show is coming to Newby Hall.