Simon Theakston is the great-great grandson of the founder of the famous Masham brewery. He talks about the impact of covid and, as a former Harrogate councillor, appraises recent developments across the district.
There are few better known names in the Harrogate district than Theakston. Robert Theakston started brewing beer in Masham in 1827 and his great-great grandson Simon continues the tradition today. Simon is joint managing director of T & R Theakston, one of two...
Masham and Ripon are set to get an “Uber-style” bus service from July. The new service will see people be able to book rides from bus stop to bus stop by using a mobile phone app.
YorBus, which is run by North Yorkshire County Council, launches on July 1 as a 12-month pilot scheme. It aims to improve transport links in rural areas.
The primary school near Masham, which has just six pupils and will close in summer, is calling for former pupils to share their memories as part of a bid to celebrate its 200-year history.
Help is available for anyone in the Harrogate district wanting help to complete their 2021 census form. The deadline for completing it is Tuesday and those that don’t could face a £1,000 fine.
The two men, a 57-year-old and a 59-year-old, were travelling in opposite directions on the A6108 when their motorbikes collided.
This district charity, based near Masham, works hard to find loving homes for hundreds of Yorkshire’s dogs which would otherwise be put down. The team see this as their “vocation” and have helped over 200 dogs in its seven years.
Flooding has caused Tittlibottle Park to close intermittently in recent years. It has currently been closed for five months and parents say the council is not doing enough to tackle the longstanding drainage issues.
The Easter weekend and an easing of restrictions saw more day trippers and walkers visit Masham, meaning good trade for the Saturday market.
Sites in Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge have been identified – but none in Boroughbridge and Masham.
The judges praised the town’s Black Sheep Brewery and Johnny Baghdad’s ‘funky bright-yellow café on the square’. Masham is one of nine north-east runners-up behind Ilkley.
It’s ten years since all households in the UK were required to take part in the last Census and help is at hand in Nidderdale for those needing help with filling in their form.