The Stray Ferret had an eventful time at Masham’s annual sheep fair this morning, which included sheep racing. The event has been going since 1986 and raises thousands for charity each year.
The Masham Sheep Fair commentator is setting the scene over a PA as visitors arrive at the Market Place this morning. The centre of Masham has been taken over for the weekend by crowds observing different breeds of sheep in pens and and farmers wearing white jackets....
Attractions include sheep racing, sheepdog demonstrations, craft and fleece stalls, Morris dancers, tours of Masham’s Theakston and Black Sheep breweries and a children’s fair.
Crowds gathered on the streets of Ripon this morning, to watch the Royal Engineers on a march that marks their Freedom of the City
After it was cancelled because of covid in 2020, Ripon had the opportunity to salute the Royal Engineers as they exercised their Freedom of the City this weekend.
A pony-loving Kirkby Malzeard schoolgirl had a day to remember when her mother took her to Hickstead to compete in a national show jumping competition
Exactly one month on from the Bilsdale transmitter fire, the managing director of G Craggs says he is still getting ‘calls every two minutes’ about the lack of TV coverage despite claims the problem had been resolved for many people.
Travellers have been pitching up on Masham’s village green for years but the parish council is considering tougher measures to stop them returning after the latest encampment.
A new temporary mast at Sutton Bank is providing Freeview TV signals to around 100,000 households — including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Masham. But some residents say they are still experiencing problems.
Paul Donovan, chief executive of Arqiva, says a temporary transmitter to replace the Bilsdale mast could be in place in three weeks. The mast caught fire last month and has affected TV and radio coverage in the Harrogate district.
The premises on Allhallowgate, owned by Ripon Amateur Operatic Society were refurbished during lockdown, thanks to fundraising by volunteers and a £54,339 grant from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
The fair is one of the largest and quirkiest events on the Harrogate district calendar, featuring all things sheep, including sheep racing, as well as other entertainment, such as Morris dancers and tours of the town’s two breweries.
St Wilfrid’s Catholic church is holding four heritage open days after a £500,000 restoration. Joseph Hansom was the architect of the grade II* listed building and Edward Pugin designed the reredos.