Inside Yorkshire

Susan Baty-Symes

What is Inside Yorkshire all about and why should you listen to it? This podcast will bring you an insider’s perspective of life in Yorkshire and some intriguing details about the lives of those who reside here. There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area. These Yorkshire folk have amazing tales to tell. Susan has lived in Yorkshire for over 30 years now and she interviews local people and gets them to share with you their lives, their hopes, their achievements and some of their dreams. So come on in, join us and follow us Inside Yorkshire. Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.uk

You can contact Susan by email: susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

All Episodes

This episode features Topic UK founder and editor Gill Laidler. Susan and Gill talk about the aims of the non profit magazine and how it came into being over 7 years ago. Gill and her business partner were handling PR, marketing accounts and graphic design  when they became aware that there was a lack of affordable platforms upon which local SMEs could share their information. Initially the magazine was just for Wakefield and district, however the demand for further coverage prompted the development of a Yorkshire wide publication. So Topic UK was born as a bimonthly magazine, published on alternate months, informing businesses across the Yorkshire Region, and featuring Yorkshire SMEs. Going from strength to strength the regular print run now is 10,000 copies.  About the Guest: When Gill left school she worked in marketing for an advertising agency and by the age of 20 was running the agency and managing ten staff. She then worked producing staff magazines for Morrisons and Yorkshire television before setting up in business as Ghost Communications with her business  partner  handling PR, marketing and graphic design. This company was run in tandem with Topic UK until Topic became so busy that it took over as their main business. Occasionally work will come in for Ghost Communications but they only deal with repeat business for existing clients. Another project that they have recently launched is the online Yorkshire Business Woman site to provide a platform for women,with the aim of producing another publication for this audience by the end of the year.  Valuable Resources: Websites: www.topicuk.co.uk                 www.yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk Email:  editor@topicuk.co.uk Twitter: @gill_laidler or @topic_UK Telephone number: 07711 539047 Address: TopicUK, Paragon Point, Paragon Business Village, Red Hall Crescent, Wakefield WF1 2DF About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

28 min 56 sec

This episode comes to you from Mozambique. Susan was surprised to discover that the conversations she had been having with Sam Hollis during networking meetings were actually taking place remotely from Mozambique. The story behind Sam's move to relocate, with his wife and two children, as organised a decision and process as that could be, took an unexpected turn when they were warned that South Africa was about to close down its airports due to lockdown. No spoiler alert here...they did make it but not quite in the timescale they anticipated.  About the Guest: Sam is a web designer and usually living in Yorkshire. He and his family have moved temporarily to Mozambique where he is still running his business remotely. He did actually confide that internet provision is better in Maputo than it was in his home in Yorkshire and due to the current lockdown situation no one is surprised that he is not working out of an office. Sam provides a pay as you go website design service which helps those in business who cannot afford the upfront cost of having a website designed for them. Sam has travelled extensively in the past on kayaking expeditions and also talks about some of the trips he has taken following this hobby. Unfortunately, although they have shipped out their kayaks, the Hollis family will have to find somewhere else to paddle once they have settled in...the Zambezi river nearby has hippopotami and crocodiles!  Valuable Resources: Website:  www.samhollis.co.uk Email:  sam@samhollis.co.uk Telephone number: 01482 426427 About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

26 min 42 sec

An interesting episode going behind the scenes discussing the challenges of editing a local monthly magazine. In this episode we talk with Mike Barden who has taken on the role of editor for the Reeth and District Gazette. This is a challenging role and Susan and Mike discuss his individual take on it. The conversation ranges from mental health issues, homeworking and Fujitsu, to Monty Python and UFOs. Never a dull moment behind the scenes in the production of the Gazette. About the Guest: Mike moved to Reeth with his family in March 2019, after holidaying in Yorkshire for many years and chose to relocate to the dales where they are now involved in the dales community. They couldn't anticipate the challenges of two local floods and now a pandemic to contend with, all within their first year here. Mike has a disability passport and discusses the extra difficulties he lives with on a daily basis. Editing the Gazette has proven to be a challenge that he finds helps to keep his active mind and predisposition to anxiety at bay. As a team leader for Fujitsu he has a high powered and demanding job and yet he also manages to fit in his volunteer editorial role on the Gazette.A busy man indeed. Valuable Resources: Editor: Mike Barden, King's Cottage, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6SX Tel: 01748 884737 Email: editor@reethGazette.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

40 min 1 sec

In this episode Susan interviews Johnny Pawlick from Mantra Media in Sheffield, an ethically driven digital marketing firm. The company is headquartered in both the UK and Japan and they have had the privilege to work with over 400 organisations across the globe.In today's episode Johnny discusses the relevant benefits of different social media platforms and the changes he has witnessed whilst working in the industry. He is very concerned about the current global situation we are experiencing and talks about the routines he and his team are endeavouring to follow in order to keep morale high. About the Guest: Johnny is enthusiastic about his work and talking to him is like a breath of fresh air. He  studied at Oxford University, holding a 1st Class Honours degree in communication, media and culture, with a post grad qualification in Political Philosophy. Over 18 years of experience in online marketing set him on the path to found his own digital media company. He created Mantra media over 5 years ago and also co founded the Japanese luxury heritage brand, Atelier Japan. Valuable Resources: Website: www.mantrahq.com Email: hello@mantrahq.com Telephone: 0114 299 9213 Address: Mantra Media, Ikigai House, 113, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

48 min 26 sec

Fairhursts catering has, like many other businesses,been hit by the current lockdown. They have been in the business of providing delicious food since the 80's and specialise in catering for events and weddings. Working out from their kitchen in Swinithwaite, in Wensleydale, they would usually be busy serving teas and catering for weddings at Bolton Castle as well as running their popular farmshop and cafe at Berrys. This year was projected to be one of their best so far with over 30 weddings and most weekends booked, however no one could have predicted the situation we all currently find ourselves in. So what to do? They began providing locals in isolation with free delivery of their delicious ready cooked meals, not realising how popular this service would become. They have had to totally change the way they are operating and now, what began as a small venture, has blossomed into a busy service with around 400 scrumptious meals wending their way weekly to grateful recipients. The dales are quiet at the moment, restaurants,cafes and pubs are closed. So, for any of you fancying a night off cooking and top quality food, Guy talks about their plans for the future, expansion to further afield and what his company is doing to keep the business operating. Website: www.fairhursts.co.uk Telephone: 01969 624668 Address: Berry's Farm Shop, Swinithwaite, Leyburn, DL8 4UH About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

27 min 35 sec

This episode is all about the wonderful support network being run by Herriot Hospice Homecare, Saint Michael's Hospice and the Just 'B' Here to Help lines. Tony Collins is the CEO overseeing all this activity with a team of 200 staff members and 6-700 willing volunteers. They provide 40-60 hours per day of support in the homes. Tony talks today about the range of services available, in Harrogate district as well as Hambleton and Richmondshire. These are expanding to meet the current and foreseeable future requirements due to extra pressure we are all under at this current time. A newly set up helpline "Here to Help" offers nationwide support for children and adults, in short for anyone affected by Covid 19 who needs additional help. They provide emotional wellbeing advice, as well as bereavement and anxiety support. They are also involved in providing NHS staff with the anticipated additional bereavement and trauma support necessary due to the pandemic. Valuable Resources: Websites: www.herriothh.org.uk                 www.saintmichaelshospice.org "Here to Help" anxiety Helpline is 01423-856799 Just 'B' bereavement support Tel: 01423-814480 (adults)       01423-856790 (children) Email: info@justb.org.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

25 min 36 sec

In this episode Susan is in conversation with Stewart Leahy, the founder of Yorkshire Powerhouse and Powerhouse Networking. If you are curious about what drove Stewart to set up the not for profit company, then listen in. He talks about his business journey and what drove him to set up Powerhouse after selling his design and marketing company. He is in semi retirement now but you wouldn't guess that when you hear what he gets up to. You'll be amazed at the quantity of information and support available through Yorkshire Powerhouse to assist SMEs both during start up and whilst running Yorkshire businesses. Here you can be assured of quality information, genuine independently written and blunt, typically Yorkshire, advice! Also, during our current situation, zoom calls are becoming a necessary business skill and Stewart has written one of the many guides available on the Powerhouse website giving great advice about getting started with this. The website has pages of valuable information, so do check it out.  About the Guest: Stewart hails from Wakefield initially and now lives and works in Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield. He has been in sales and marketing all his working life and now, after selling his design and marketing company, in semi retirement, has set up Yorkshire Powerhouse. He aims to help small and medium sized companies during start up and whilst growing, to create a thriving business culture in his home county. Valuable Resources: Website: www.yorkshirepowerhouse.com Email: hello@yorkshirepowerhouse.com Telephone: 0113-8921229 Address: 40 Gordon St, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5LH About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

45 min 35 sec

Have you ever wanted to own an English pub but couldn't afford the investment? Well 167 investors have bought shares in a pub in the Yorkshire dales and can now say that they part own the King's Head pub in Swaledale. Gunnerside's popular pub has had a chequered history and in this episode Susan talks with Tracey Westgarth about the process the local community went through to turn their village pub into a community owned one. The King's head is now tenant run and community owned but faces the challenges all public houses face at this present time during lockdown. The purchase process began last September and the community support has been tremendous. Shares were released in February 2020 and within 5 days the share offer was oversubscribed, and now has a waiting list in reserve. At a time when all pubs are closed the enthusiasm of the committee has ensured that the purchase still went ahead in order to secure the deal.  Advice and support was enlisted from the Plunkett Foundation who were involved from the start of the project. Also the team from The George and Dragon in Hudswell, a hugely successful local community owned pub, were happy to share their experience and advise the commitee on how to proceed with managing their membership. The next step forward is to proceed with repairs whilst awaiting government permission to reopen,  and we look forward to a big party when that happens. Valuable Resources: Pub website: www.kingsheadgunnerside.com Foundation website: www.plunkett.co.uk Address: Plunkett Foundation, The Quadrangle, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LH, United Kingdom. Email: info@plunkett.co.uk Tel: 01993-810730 About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

27 min 27 sec

In this episode Susan talks to Julian Norton who is one of the vets featured in The Yorkshire Vet television programme on Channel five. This popular series is currently into its tenth series airing weekly on Tuesday evenings. The filming of series eleven has unfortunately been halted temporarily due to the coronovirus pandemic. In this episode Julian talks about his new book A Yorkshire Vet - The Next Chapter, which documents his move from his old practice in Thirsk to his present employment in Boroughbridge. The move made him feel like a graduate again, having to familiarise himself with not only the workings of a new practice but also having to learn the whereabouts of farms and clients. This challenge was sometimes in the dead of night, with the often unreliable satellite navigation suffered in areas of the dales.  About the Guest: Julian Norton is a mixed practice veterinary surgeon, currently working in Boroughbridge at Rae, Bean and Partners. He previously worked in Thirsk as a partner in the practice that was once the surgery from which Alf Wight worked (famous as the vet who wrote the James Herriot books). Julian has recently opened a new independent small animal practice- Sandbeck Veterinary Centre, in Wetherby. He has his own podcast "The Naked Vet"  which he performs with Kate Fox, a comedian and stand up poet. Valuable Resources:  Website: www.thenakedvet.co.uk Books currently published are: Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet. Michael O'Mara. 2016. ISBN 978-1782436836. A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons. Michael O'Mara. 2017. ISBN 978-1782438434. The Diary of a Yorkshire Vet. Great Northern Books Ltd. 2018. ISBN 978-1912101801. On Call with a Yorkshire Vet. Great Northern Books, 2019. ISBN 978-1912101207 A Yorkshire Vet: The Next Chapter. Hodder and Stoughton, 2020.ISBN 978-1529378337  About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

34 min 30 sec

In today's episode Susan interviews Daniel Northcott. He runs Access North in Huddersfield and is actively working to supply much needed PPE equipment and disintectant, helping our vital services combat Covid 19. Realising how vitally our country now needs viral disinfectants and PPE, Daniel has pivoted his skilled workforce and in conjunction with Pestfix are importing and supplying Viroshield disinfectant and bulk supplies of FFP2 and FFP3 masks, visors, gowns and gloves.There is a plane with these supplies due into the country on April 15th with up to 5,000,000 further available once orders are completed and another plane can be filled. Valuable Resources: Website: www.accessnorth.co.uk Email: viroshield@accessnorth.co.uk About the Guest: Daniel's background is an unconventional one and his business has had to quickly pivot in this last month.You will hear from his accent he was not born in UK and he started life in New Zealand.He completed a Batchelor degree in performing Arts, acting and directing and his love of both climbing and acting brought him to UK. He was involved in filming with Century North in Leeds using his climbing skills and rope access qualifications. These skills then transferred over to the construction business and he has been involved in rigging and rope access maintenance with his company Access North. About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

33 min 36 sec

The guest in this episode is Adam Fisher and he talks to Susan about his impression of the ghost town of Pripyat during his scientific tour of Chernobyl. Animals have taken over the area, moving in after humans moved out. Wildlife such as lynx, elk and wolves now roam the wasteland. At night wolves could be heard howling outside the hotel where he was staying and during his visit Adam was intrigued by the number of stray dogs who followed them travelling through the area.  About the Guest: Adam studies at the University of Sheffield where he is a PhD student at the Nuclear Centre for Doctoral training.His research speciality is in the disposal of nuclear waste materials and during the trip he investigated lava-like material left behind after the melt down at the Chernobyl disaster site. The disposal of nuclear residue is a global issue and Adam gave his opinion on how that can be safely achieved. Valuable Resources: RWM Radioactive Waste Management www.gov.uk/guidance/radioactive-waste-management About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

41 min 20 sec

In this difficult time that we are all facing, doom and gloom all around, Susan talks about reasons she is grateful. Not everyone can be lucky enough to live in the Yorkshire dales, where our host resides, but hopefully you can take something from this episode to help you through. We reflect on something positive and hope it helps you take the opportunity to stand and stare. Leisure  Poem by W.H.Davies What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, streams full of stars like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

22 min 54 sec

In this episode Susan talks about the impact of Coronavirus in the Dales and how future episodes will have to be recorded remotely. She also talks about the fear of it spreading due to the influx of visitors to the National Parks. About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

13 min 22 sec

Have you ever wondered what cones do when you are not looking at them? Susan talks in this episode to Chris Madeley, author of The Cones series of children's books. These books are full of stories about the cones, their adventures, and stories to help children to see the world in a better way. About the Guest: Chris Madeley was born and brought up in the Old Vicarage in Darton, near Barnsley. Until Chris was 18 the family had no television, so she was well used to making her own entertainment. Gifted with a fertile imagination she immersed herself in the world of make-believe and fantasy and enjoyed writing from an early age. Inspiration for the books came when travelling miles along the M1 motorway surrounded by road works and miles of Cones! Thus, the ‘conecept’ of Cones coming alive and having adventures was born. There are eleven titles in the english language series and these have also been published in Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese. Valuable Resources:  E-mail:  rachel@theconesbooks.co.uk website: www.theconesbooks.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

14 min 25 sec

In this episode we are introduced to Keith Madeley, who is 'Mr Yorkshire'. The title was given to him when he was working for a digital media company and has stuck due to the untiring work that he does connecting and promoting Yorkshire businesses and educational establishments. About the Guest: Keith is Yorkshire born and bred having been born, brought up and educated in Bradford. At the age of 16 he joined British Rail and rose to the dizzy heights of Station Master in record time, being promoted at the age of 21 and becoming Britain’s youngest Station Master, an achievement which Keith is still immensely proud of today. Keith is Chairman of the Yorkshire Society,and Brand Ambassador for www.i-yorkshire.com He has been awarded the MBE for services to communities in Yorkshire, was awarded Freeman of the City of London and also has a Leeds Trinity Honorary Fellowship.  He is involved in a wide range of community activities where his public speaking skills and long-standing links with national, regional and local media are used to great effect. His strong networking ability within Yorkshire and beyond assists both corporate relationships and many activities promoting Yorkshire and all that is great about the county and its people, communities and businesses. Keith is a natural communicator who excels in new challenges and influences key opinion to support a range of community issues and activities. For example, Keith has joined forces with a leading Financial Services Lawyer to launch the People’s Regeneration Fund, which will enable individuals to invest ethically alongside major financial institutions in rural and urban regeneration. Keith's vision is to bring the financial services sector and regeneration together for the benefit of the integrated community. Because of his considerable financial services expertise and background, his desire is to attain achievement in regeneration in the widest possible sense. He is deeply committed to assisting the disadvantaged, facilitating improvements in schools, local schemes and contributing to community affairs in general. Valuable Resources:  E-mail:  Keith@mryorkshire.com website: www.mryorkshire.com About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

27 min 46 sec

Susan chats with Carol Tetlow in this week's episode about her life as a GP and her journey to becoming a published author. Carol persevered sending off her manuscripts to publishers and resisted the temptation to self publish. She was eventually rewarded with a contract from a Canadian publisher for her medical series set in fictitious Lambdale and the Teviotdale medical centre. Since this episode was recorded, Carol's new series about tennis club intrigue, written originally for her sister, has been taken on by a UK publisher and we expect that to be released soon. About the Guest: Carol has retired from general practice, and lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with four labradors, two cats, ten donkeys, two ponies but just the one very long-suffering husband. She started writing using her work background as the theme for her novels.  She has five in her first series all based in Lambdale and the fictitious Teviotdale medical centre. Carol uses the market town of Masham as her inspiration and is careful to create characters who cannot be identified by the patients she once treated.   When she's not writing, Carol is busy playing tennis, walking the dogs, trying to hone her skills at carriage driving and catching up with friends. She is also kept busy giving talks on the Yorkshire Speaker's circuit. Valuable Resources:  Books can be purchased from: www.amazon.co.uk/carol tetlow E-mail:  carolmtetlow@gmail.com Yorkshire Speakers Directory: www.yorkshirespeakersdirectory.co.uk/ About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

36 min 44 sec

In this episode Susan talks to Paula Richardson about her consultancy; she is the Better Business Bee.They talk about the one certainty everyone in business can agree on, the need to continually change to both survive and to grow.  No matter what business you are in, you will need to make some changes along the way.  As Paula says "when you have your head down working in your business every day it's very difficult to take the time to look up and see the bigger picture". She talks about how she can help small businesses grow & expand, be more efficient, change direction and take action when needed. About the Guest: Paula has a wealth of experience having run several businesses herself and she understands how rewarding running your own business can be. She has experience of working in several different sectors and can relate to how hard it can be sometimes just keeping the wheels of the business running each day. She uses her experience of small business ownership  to assess where changes can be made to help business owners work more productively. Valuable Resources:  Address: Dobson Barn, Londonderry, Northallerton, DL7 9ND Telephone:    +44 7977 173329  Website:  www.thebetterbusinessbee.com E-mail:  paula@thebetterbusinessbee.com About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

22 min 3 sec

Organising the programme for the annual Swaledale Festival is a huge task and Malcolm Creese, Artistic Festival Director, talks to Susan about the history and running of this event. He works with a small team throughout the year and then, during the festival, they are assisted by a willing band of volunteers.   About the Festival: The annual Swaledale Festival encompasses 60+ high-quality music, arts and walking events throughout Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, including classical, folk and world music, art exhibitions, films, dance, poetry, talks, workshops and an extensive community and education programme. The Festival has won numerous awards and is highly regarded nationally and internationally. It makes a major contribution to the economy of the Dales through its own activities and through the thousands of people it attracts to its events. The Festival in numbers: Swaledale Festival has an audience of 8,500+ 99% of our audience rate the Festival as excellent or good The Festival has a high-profile presence at 26+ venues across the sublime landscape of the three uppermost Dales, a tourist destination known for its outstanding natural beauty The Festival takes place across roughly 900 square miles making it geographically the second largest Festival in the UK The Young Artists Platform was launched in 2008 and consists of an annual series of concerts by young musicians early in their careers.  In the last few years Swaledale Festival has featured concerts by BBC Young Musicians of the Year winners Nicholas Daniel, Emma Johnson, Natalie Clein, Peter Moore and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, as well as concerto finalists Juliet Bausor, Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Jess Gillam. These performers were already well-known as top professional soloists and their presence at the Festival undoubtedly inspired our audiences - particularly youngsters interested in pursuing careers in music. Valuable Resources:  Website: www.swalefest.org                                      Email: enquiries@swalefest.org Address: Swaledale Festival, Hudson House, Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire Box Office Tel:  01748-880019 About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

24 min 43 sec

In this episode Susan and Jackie discuss her skill in crafting a bespoke ceremony written for the individuals taking part, which can be tailored to be completely personal and unique. We learn about the differences between being a registrar and a celebrant and the variety of celebrations that she covers. She is professional and caring, and as an excellent listener, can help you focus on the important aspects of your celebration whilst taking the stress out of managing it.    About the Guest: Jackie is an experienced (ex-Registrar) Independent Celebrant based in Yorkshire but she is also happy to travel throughout the north of England. Her company is called IDoYourCeremony, a play on the words most often used during a traditional wedding ceremony. Jackie spends time getting to know her clients so that she can work with them to create a ceremony uniquely personal to them. She specialises in weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies, as well as naming ceremonies and soon to be added celebrations of life. Valuable Resources:  Website: www.IDoYourCeremony.com                                                  Email: Jackie@IDoYourCeremony.com Facebook: Jackie Warburton Celebrant Instagram: I_do_your_ceremony Tel: 07423-494719  About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

47 min 11 sec

Susan goes behind the scenes today with award winning artist Lucy Pittaway. Lucy talks about the ups and downs of growing a successful business and shares some of the challenges she faced along the way. She has a global business, shipping products worldwide, and after the surprise of winning her first award in 2015 for 'Best in Show' now has quite an array to her name, most recently.winning 'UK's Most Popular Published Artist' in 2018 and 2019. The Lucy Pittaway Limited Business was formed in May 2015 by Lucy, husband Neil, brother Steve and sister-in-law Felicity, combining their successful business careers with Lucy's artistic talents to build a bright and colourful array of art inspired ceramics, textiles, greetings cards, calendars, diaries and more alongside Lucy's bright and colourful print and canvas artwork. It's a true family affair, conducted with passion and the finest attention to detail - from Lucy's artwork itself, to the giclee printing and picture framing. Nothing leaves the Lucy Pittaway headquarters until the whole team is happy the quality is the best it can be. Award Winning Artist : By 2017 the business won 'Best New Art Business' at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, and employs a truly fantastic team of people at the Yorkshire HQ. Lucy's artistic talent has also been recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild, naming her the 'UK's Best Up and Coming Artist Of The Year' in 2016, followed by the accolade of the 'UK's Most Popular Selling Published Artist' award in 2018 driven by the immense popularity of Lucy's artwork through the three Yorkshire based Lucy Pittaway Art Galleries and the Lucy Pittaway website. 2019 once again saw Lucy named the UK's Most Popular Artist by The Fine Art Trade Guild, and the business awarded 'Best Art Website 2019'. Gallery addresses:   BROMPTON-ON-SWALE ADDRESS - Unit 7 & 8, Station Road, Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond,North Yorkshire,DL10 7SN RICHMOND GALLERY ADDRESS - 22-24 Finkle Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QB YARM GALLERY ADDRESS - 61 High Street, Yarm, TS15 9BH Valuable Resources:        Email: info@lucypittaway.co.uk Website: www.lucypittaway.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

40 min 29 sec

In this episode we feature two tracks from Fourum's popular music and Susan talks to Jim Jack about how the band started in 1972 and quickly grew in popularity. The name of the band came initially from the latin word Forum meaning a meeting place, with the addition of the extra letter U to distinguish from other groups. It also reinforces the setup of the band which over the years has predominantly had four main performers.   About the Guests: The group began with four members: Allen Miller, Jim Jack, Bob Hattersley and Dave Smith, who all worked together teaching at Hummersknott school in Darlington. The lineup changed over the next few years and then settled with the addition of Sandy Still in 1978. Most of their original songs were written and composed by Allen Miller and more recently Rod Hall has contributed with some of his creations and is now a member of the band. Sadly Bob Hattersley passed away in 2010 and as an ongoing tribute to him Fourum raise funds for Cancer Research, around £16000 so far. Valuable Resources: www.fourumfolk.co.uk www.swalefest.org www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

37 min 33 sec

In this episode Susan talks with Dawn Clarkson who runs a successful accountancy firm and also operates as a business coach. She has a unique and extremely supportive coaching business running effective workshops and retreats. About the Guest: Dawn set up and ran her  accountancy firm, Dawn Clarkson Associates, based in Thornborough Hall in Leyburn. She now operates as a consultant within that business while she concentrates on her coaching work. Dawn was trained and worked as a business coach in the government programme Growth Accelerator. When that finished she took the best parts of the knowledge she had accumulated and started her own uniquely focused training programme. She runs workshops in a management development programme and small group retreats in various locations. Dawn has studied under the following well known development coaches:-  Dr Wayne Dyer - an american philosopher, Louise Hay from the Hay Publishing House, Robert Holden - the  Enneagramme Programme and Evette Taylor - the Energy Alignment method. Valuable Resources: Address: Dawn Clarkson Associates,Thornborough Hall, Leyburn,North Yorks DL8 5AB Tel: 01969-624999                                                                   Email: dawn@dawnclarkson.co.uk Website: www.dawnclarkson.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

25 min

In this episode Susan is talking to three members of the Gingertree Holistic Skin and Lifestyle Clinic, Kathy Scott, Kate Airey and Katie Vaioleti. Ginger Tree is located in the tranquil setting of Aske Stables just outside Richmond with plenty of free parking and a beautiful garden seating area to enjoy. Ginger Tree is a special place, a cocoon away from the stress and strain of everyday life. It’s a place where time and attention is dedicated to you and your needs.  Together the team discuss the changes at Gingertree and how their individual therapies complement one another, as well as going into detail about what they offer to improve overall health and wellbeing...some fascinating facts and knowledge being shared by these three professionals.    About the Guest: Kathy Scott is the Gingertree founder and an advanced holistic skin therapist. She was featured in episode 46 of Series 1 discussing the structure of the skin and the origin of her Gingetree clinic.In this episode she discusses the various treatments she offers and the technolgies involved. Kate Airey is Nurtured Warrior, her speciality is in holistic movement and massage. She offers a bespoke health and wellness service encompassing the four elements of health...nutrition,mindful and meaningful movement,stress management and sleep. Katie Vaioleti is Vaioleti Health, specialising in Visceral Manipulation as taught by the French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral and she also does bio-resonance testing and therapy. Valuable Resources: Gingertree Holistic Skin and Lifestyle Clinic  Address: 7 Aske Stables, Aske, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5HG Tel: 01748 889350 Email: salon@gingertreebeauty.co.uk Website:  www.gingertreebeauty.co.uk About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

1 hr 15 min

In this episode Susan is talking to Leona Deakin about her newly released book, Gone, the first of a series, featuring psychologist investigator and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom. The mystery to solve is where have four apparent strangers disappeared to and what is the game that has enticed them away? This is an addictive debut thriller with an ingenious hook that turns the missing person plot on its head. What if the missing people are the dangerous ones? No answers in this episode...you will need to buy the book to find out!  About the Guest: Leona is an occupational psychologist living in Leeds with her family. She became inspired to write when creating crime scenarios working with West Yorkshire Police. Leona shares her journey to publication with Penguin Random House and the subject matter of her next three books in the series. Tune in to hear about her journey so far. No shortage of compelling subject matter here, Leona is certainly one to watch. Valuable Resources: Leona's current book Gone is available to order as a paperback or on Kindle through Amazon. If you can't wait for it to be delivered  and have a Waterstones, Tesco or Asda nearby then they are also selling it. The second book is due to be published later on this year and the title for this one is Lost.   About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

36 min 32 sec

Here we are back with a second series of Inside Yorkshire. Susan talks about plans for the new series and what you can expect to follow. About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

3 min 57 sec

In this week's episode of Inside Yorkshire Susan talks to Roger Cheetham who survived a vicious attack whilst out walking his dog. Although he was left for dead and needed many months in hospital Roger has been able to take this life changing experience and turn it into a message of resilience. About the Guest: Roger was attacked whilst walking his dog, an unprovoked attack in June 2013 and despite carrying cash, his telephone and the keys to his pub -The Bassett in Fox Hill, Sheffield - he was not robbed. No motive for the attack has been proven and to this day the perpetrators are still at large. Roger's life has been changed permanently, he is now disabled, but instead of being defined by his attack he has managed to turn the event around and use it as a positive message of overcoming adversity and promoting resilience. He is the founder of "Live the Life you deserve" and speaks internationally about how he feels it has changed his life for the better, a message of resilience. Valuable Resources: Founder of  "The Life You Deserve"  programme, drawing on his own traumatic experience, to help positively inspire others, surviving trauma, PTSD and other such issues in their lives. email: roger@rogercheetham.com About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

31 min 34 sec

Welcome back to this week's episode of Inside Yorkshire. Susan talks to Jo Cavalot about setting up her business as a professional organiser. Jo speaks candidly about the struggles she has had along the way and now she spends her time helping people to Declutter and Organise The Things they/You're Most Overwhelmed With....hence the name DOTTYMOW. About the Guest: Jo hit rock bottom in 2012 and realised that she needed to change. Since then she has been rebuilding her world, facing fears that were holding her back and gaining true joy and happiness helping others to organise their lives.  Valuable Resources: www.dottymow.co.uk email: info@dottymow.co.uk Tel: 07427 175895 Facebook group: The A* Decluttering Community Marie Kondo - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing  About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

43 min 55 sec

In this episode Susan is talking with Mike Evershed, founder of the Reeth Informal Astronomy Group. The group was set up in 2013 and has an active membership with regular monthly meetings. It is predominantly for anyone interested in learning more about the skies above us and the group has been involved in the Yorkshire Dales National Park bid for Dark Skies Reserve Status. About the Guest: Mike lives with his wife Meg above their unit and business The Nutmeg Company in the Dales Centre, Reeth.  Valuable Resources: www.reethastro.org.uk Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at Unit 14, the Dales Centre, Reeth, DL11 6SP Tel: 01748 884926 e-mail: information@reethastro.org.uk   About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

23 min 2 sec

In this episode Kathy Scott talks to Susan about Gingertree Holistic Health and Beauty. Her business is based at Aske Stables just outside of Richmond, in a beautiful, peaceful location, where Kathy treats anyone interested in improving their skin health. Kathy talks about helping clients to understand how to improve their skin, not  from a vanity perspective but rather from a health perspective. Most of us are aware of the detrimental effect that UVA and  UVB rays can have upon us, however there is  also a growing concern about the impact of blue light from computer screens causing damage to our skin. Kathy has studied skin health for many years and knows the science behind our skin structure. Our skin is the body's largest organ and, when it becomes compromised, problematic skin can develop causing volatile skin conditions such as rosacea and acne. She explains, in easily understandable terms, what we can do to improve our skin. She is, indeed, testament herself that when your skin is well looked after it can take years off your appearance. Valuable Resources: www.gingertreebeauty.co.uk email: salon@gingertreebeauty.co.uk Telephone: 01748-889350 About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

46 min 43 sec

In this episode Susan talks to Mike Sparrow whose recent project has involved him in researching climate change. This episode begins with the depressing facts about where we are rapidly heading if we don't radically change our impact upon planet earth. It is not all doom and gloom however because there is light at the end of the tunnel. About the Guest: Mike's passion is to draw attention to conservation and his recent project highlights the speed at which human behavior is impacting our climate and the future of earth as we know it. He has a dream for the benefit of all citizens of our planet; to safeguard the security of our climate for future generations. In his dream, The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference resolves to make carbon capture the priority initiative of all member governments to combat global warming and actively decarbonise our atmosphere. Valuable Resources: www.mikejsparrow.org www.smashwords.com About the Host: Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell.   Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

1 hr

In this episode Susan follows on from last week by talking to Ted Grainger, the third founding member of the Veteran's Woodcraft group supporting people affected by their military service. Also interviewed today are two further members of the group, Andy and Matt. .. all three talk openly about their mental health struggles with PTSD since leaving service.  The veterans also help in the community by providing outreach support to mental health groups in the area, teaching woodcraft skills and giving theraputic support to those in need. They are taking part in a bid for lottery funding through the People's Project - Woodwork Warriors and need your votes to secure funding to further grow their reach and increase the support that they can offer. Set-up by a group of veterans, Veterans Woodcraft delivers woodcraft courses to help veterans who have been physically and mentally affected by their military service. By working with wood, they help them rebuild their lives, grow in confidence and develop their resilience to help them recover and lead active, fulfilling lives. About the Guests: Ted Grainger is the technical director of the company using sophisticated CNC software and equipment to create intricate items of wood carving. He is ex RAF and has studied CNC and CAD to reach a high level of proficiency in the use of the Legacy machines. Ted very openly discusses his PTSD and how it has impacted his life over the years. Andy was an army chef and good naturedly accepts that this can put him on the receiving end of banter from his fellow Woodcraft Warriors. He enjoys the camaraderie and supportive environment in which he and fellow members can relax and flourish whilst learning new skills. Andy gives back by helping support new members and also helps with outreach activities. Matt Wightman first met the group's founding members at Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick, where Help for Heroes runs its recovery services in the North. He suffered badly having a fellow serviceman and room mate commit suicide at the age of 19 whilst serving in Ireland. His later service in Bosnia only increased the pressure upon him, the result in later life was PTSD. However he joined a class to make an electric guitar out of wood and the confidence he gained in the process has led him into better health and increased his self worth.So confident is he now that he holds an equity card and has acted in several plays. Valuable Resources: www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk   www.veteranswoodcraft.co.ukYour vote could help them achieve their next step by enabling them to deliver even more to the wider community, voting starts on Monday 1 April 2019 at 9 AM and will continue until noon on 15 April 2019 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

39 min 38 sec

In this episode Susan talks to two of the founding members of the Veteran's Woodcraft group supporting people effected by their military service. They also help mental health groups providing outreach work, teaching woodcraft skills and giving theraputic support to those in need. They are taking part in a bid for lottery funding through the People's Project - Woodwork Warriors and need your votes to secure funding to further grow their reach and increase the support that they can offer. Set-up by a group of veterans, Veterans Woodcraft delivers woodcraft courses to help veterans who have been physically and mentally affected by their military service. By working with wood, they help them rebuild their lives, grow in confidence and develop their resilience to help them recover and lead active, fulfilling lives. If you would like to look at the woodwork they have created it is on display this week until Friday 12th April in Mackenzie Thorpe's  Arthaus studio in Finkle Street, Richmond. A member of the group will be there to answer any questions you may have about the work that they do.  About the Guests: Chris Morgan in partnership with Bob Taylor and Ted Grainger set up Veteran's Woodcraft on Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond. Chris talks about the supportive environment that they offer both at the workshop and also during the outreach programs that they run. Both he and Bob talk frankly about their own mental health struggles and how being involved with the group has helped them overcome personal  difficulties. It is obvious the pride that they take in offering support to those going through similar challenges.By working with wood, they help them rebuild their lives, grow in confidence and develop their resilience to help them recover and lead active, fulfilling lives. Valuable Resources: www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk   www.veteranswoodcraft.co.ukYour vote could help them achieve their next step by enabling them to deliver even more to the wider community, voting starts on Monday 1 April 2019 at 9 AM and will continue until 15 April 2019 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

32 min 19 sec

In this episode we hear how Little White Buses keep the dales alive, allowing access to local amenities for many locals who are dependent upon the volunteer drivers who help to keep these services running. About the Guest: David Gathercole is currently a volunteer bus driver on the Swaledale Shuttle. He sets off  weekly from Muker at 7.45 and picks up his bus in Reeth. Once he has checked it out and ensured that all is in order he sets off through the villages picking up passengers and transporting them throughout the dales. David tells us how he became interested in volunteering and all about the process to becoming a volunteer bus driver in the dales. Valuable Resources: Little White Bus Booking Office Tel: 01969 667400 Email: uwco@btconnect.com www.littlewhitebus.co.uk About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

19 min 10 sec

In this episode Susan talks to Janet Phillips whose entrepreneurial spirit led her to set up a hugely successful business in Hong Kong. A change of circumstances led her to sell up and move back to the UK where she proceeded to establish herself in farming and to develop her arts and crafts business.  About the Guest: Janet Phillips began life in rural Derbyshire spending holidays working on the family farm and from an early life enjoying art and crafts. Dyslexia meant that passing exams was never going to be easy, however she persevered in order to gain the qualifications needed to go to art college.She took a degree in fine art sculpture and then qualified as a teacher. A job in Hong Kong beckoned and she moved out there and rose to the challenge teaching art lessons in french. Listen to Janet explain how she began her entrepreneurial journey with a mysterious buyer purchasing all her drawings at her first exhibition in Hong Kong. She has had several successful businesses in both Hong Kong and in UK, settling more recently in the Yorkshire Dales. From the Threshing Barn, in Reeth, Janet runs craft workshops and supports a loyal customer base who know that they can rely upon her for advice and quality products. Threshing Barn products can be purchased by contacting Janet in Reeth or at one of the many wool and textile events she attends throughout the year. Valuable Resources: www.threshingbarn.com Tel: 01748-884025 Email: threshingbarn24@btinternet.com About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

43 min 43 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. Susan talks to professional storyteller Rhoda Fraser about her life in the dales. Rhoda shares her poetry and storytelling giving details of how she got started with her unusual career choice. About the Guest: Rhoda began her life on her family farm in Arkengarthdale, rural North Yorkshire. As an only child, with a vivid imagination, she won a Brook Bond creative writing competition at the age of 10 and so began her interest in storytelling. Rhoda writes poetry and has published several books. She enjoys entertaining young and old alike with her tales and leads Ghost walks around Richmond market town. She tells us about her Dales Tea and Tales events and her interest in charity fundraising. The day we spoke to her she was hosting the first of two fundraising pie and pea suppers that weekend in her own home, raising funds for the local Methodist Chapel and an Alzheimer support group in Richmond. This is one very busy lady with interesting tales to tell. Valuable Resources: www.rhodafraserstorytelling.com Tel: 07775 618472 Dementia Forward - Richmond Town Hall Tuesdays 1-3pm About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

34 min 38 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode Susan talks to Leyburn artist Lynn Ward, whose first job out of art college was painting the underworld murals in The Forbidden Corner in Coverdale. Lynn has had a prolific career and embraced many different styles over the years painting for commissioned projects. About the Guest: Lynn is Yorkshire born and bred and has spent most of her life living in Wensleydale. She attended art college, first in York and afterwards at Cleveland before embarking upon a career which led her underground, painting murals and creating statues during the inception of The Forbidden Corner. It was a formative time for the young artist who then progressed to working on a 90 foot mural for the Dunkirk Veterans event at Tennants in Leyburn. Lynn is currently finishing off a large classical painting commission and she is about to do a painting demonstration in Hartlepool. She has artwork on display in her studio and can be found there most days when she is not working on site or playing her cornet in Leyburn Brass Band. Valuable Resources: www.lynnwardartist.com Email: lynnward17@ymail.com 2 Golden Lion Yard, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AS About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

32 min 58 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode Susan is chatting to Jonathan from Yorkshiredales life about his drive to raise funds for Cancer Research. Jonathan is a recent incomer to the dales and is now on a mission to raise awareness and collect donations for the charity.  About the Guest: Jonathan moved away from the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy a relaxed pace of life in Wensleydale. Having recently lost a family member to cancer he is now dedicating his spare time to raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Jonathan works from home and could work remotely from anywhere in the world...however his passion for the Yorkshire countryside and desire to live the good life has drawn him back to the dales. He currently divides his time between his job and hands on care for his brood of hens. These happy hens are providing eggs for Cancer Research and Jonathan has plenty of inspiration to expand his fundraising efforts. Valuable Resources: Instagram: Yorkshiredales.life Email: yorkshiredaleslife@gmail.com About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

21 min 20 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode Susan chats with Pauline Ramsay about the business she and her husband Richard set up over 38 years ago. Ramsay's fish and chip van has become an institution in the dales with regular clientele looking forward to their weekly visits. Unfortunately for dales folk the business is now up for sale and we all hope that the new owners will continue this much loved service. About the Guest: Pauline had worked in a fish and chip shop as a young lass prior to taking on the mobile van but is was a steep learning curve for her and husband Richard when they took on the business. They have developed it into a thriving mobile takeaway service for those in the dales who rely upon them in order to have a night off cooking. Pauline shares their journey and gives us an insight into this family business with even the youngest members having an input into the van's design. We also learn that the fish they use travels all the way from Iceland...no... not the store but the country! Pauline and Richard are now planning their retirement and just need an investor who is prepared to keep the business running, providing food to the dales. Valuable Resources: www.jrhopper.com enquiries@jrhopper.com Telephone number   01969 622936 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

16 min 16 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode we find out about the history of Richmond Grammar school, the success of past pupils and plans for the forthcoming development. Aided by a first-round grant from the Heritage Enterprise Lottery Fund and from the Architectural Heritage Fund, Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust is currently working on plans to restore and re-purpose this wonderful, iconic building, which sits across the river from The Station. The Trust is working towards saving the School to be used as a sustainable ‘Community Hub’, providing community facilities with complementary commercial use to ensure its future viability. About the Guest: In this episode Susan talks with James Gravenor,  Chair of the Old Grammar School Project Committee. James has worked for many years with the ongoing running of Richmond station and is now enthusiastically involved with the forthcoming plans to develop the old grammar school buildings.  Valuable Resources: www.richmondshirebpt.co.uk Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust Registered Office The Station Station Yard Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4LD 01748 850123 info@richmondshirebpt.co.uk About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

27 min 18 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode Susan finds out  about the transformation of Richmond Station into a community hub attracting upwards of 350,000 visitors each year. We hear about the work that has been carried out over the years  sympathetically changing the internal layout of the building without losing it's original character and charm.  About the Guest: The guest in this episode is Eileen Halliday, the general manager at the station. She talks enthusiastically about the history of the building and the work that has been carried out transforming it into a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. The Station is a stunning riverside Victorian railway building; brought back to life as an art gallery and exhibition space, cafe, and community venue for groups, meetings and classes, and home to a variety of independent businesses. Valuable Resources: www.thestation.co.uk  Station Yard  Richmond  North Yorkshire  DL10 4LD Telephone: 01748 850123 Email: admin@thestation.co.uk About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

22 min 32 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. Listeners have requested Susan  to talk about what got her started on her podcasting journey, how she began and also to give an insight into her working life. She finds it so much easier interviewing other people about their lives and therefore this week's episode is rather a short one. Valuable Resources: Progressive Education hello@progressiveproperty.co.uk Telephone:01733 898557 Kul Mahay -  Create and Speak  About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

10 min 43 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. In this episode Susan talks to Pete Roe, a rescue leader with several decades of experience rescuing people and animals in distress. Pete explains that there is so much involved in coordinating the teams of people involved, more than would be expected and each event unique in itself. He gives a clear and detailed account of what is involved when there is a callout and also some amusing tales of unusual rescues he has been involved in. About the Guest: Pete Roe is an avid cave explorer, caving being a way of life for him since his brother introduced him to the sport at the age of 11. That breadth of experience over the years has proven to be extremely useful when involved in underground rescues. When he was first involved with the mountain rescue team he was the only volunteer in Swaledale; now he is a rescue leader, sharing his experience and expertise with a much expanded group of people who give up their precious time to assist those in distress.  Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) is a registered charity which provides a mountain and cave rescue service within the Swaledale and Wensleydale areas of North Yorkshire.  The team is made up of a group of highly trained volunteers who are available to be called out for a variety of land based search and rescue operations, any time day or night.  SMRT provide a 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service. Valuable Resources: www.swaledalemrt.org.uk About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

46 min 47 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. This is the second of a two part interview with artist Dudley Edwards. This episode covers the remainder of his time in London and his return to Yorkshire. He was commissioned to produce large murals for one of the Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia. These were produced in UK and then shipped to be reassembled in their final destination. Dudley shot to fame during the sixties painting wild coloured furniture, shop fronts and even a piano owned by one of the Beatles. He was born and brought up in Yorkshire, studying art in Halifax and then Bradford, before moving down to London to seek fame and fortune.  About the Guest: Dudley began life in West Yorkshire and was inspired by his school teacher to attend the Halifax school of Art. This was much to his father's disappointment who was keen for him to get a proper job. He did so well there that it took him onto further studies at Bradford college of Art. Having completed 5 years of training and honing his skills he was keen to seek fame and fortune - London beckoned. Once down in London Dudley got together with two other Bradford graduates, Doug Binder and David Vaughan, the three of them founding the BEV pop collective. Their vibrant art designs on furniture, shop fronts and cars led to commissions from clients who included David Bailey, the Beatles and Tara Browne, heir to the Guinness fortune. BEV's psychedelic murals appeared everywhere from the boutiques of Kings Road and Carnaby Street to Paul McCartney's 'Magic Piano'. He spent months living with Paul painting a mural for him and then did the same for Ringo Starr. His artwork continued to be in high demand and he produced some murals for one of the Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia. These were painted on tiles in UK and then assembled in the palace for the Sheikh, unfortunately Dudley never saw them in situ. Dudley continues to paint in his Yorkshire studio but he doesnt find it enjoyable...as he confessed "it is a compulsion", however when he achieves the results he is striving for then that makes it all worthwhile. His recent artwork can be seen in the RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate.  Valuable Resources: www.redhouseoriginals.com Red House Originals Gallery tel:+44 (0) 1423 884400 email:info@redhouseoriginals.com address:15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, HG1 1DW About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

32 min 50 sec

Welcome back to the next episode of Inside Yorkshire. This is the first of a two part interview with artist Dudley Edwards. He shot to fame during the sixties painting wild coloured furniture, shop fronts and even a piano owned by one of the Beatles. He was born and brought up in Yorkshire, studying art in Halifax and then Bradford, before moving down to London to seek fame and fortune. He wasn't disappointed. About the Guest: Dudley began life in West Yorkshire and was inspired by his school teacher to attend the Halifax school of Art. This was much to his father's disappointment who was keen for him to get a proper job. He did so well there that it took him onto further studies at Bradford college of Art. Having completed 5 years of training and honing his skills he was keen to seek fame and fortune - London beckoned. Once down in London Dudley got together with two other Bradford graduates, Doug Binder and David Vaughan, the three of them founding the BEV pop collective. Their vibrant art designs on furniture, shop fronts and cars led to commissions from clients who included David Bailey, the Beatles and Tara Browne, heir to the Guinness fortune. BEV's psychedelic murals appeared everywhere from the boutiques of Kings Road and Carnaby Street to Paul McCartney's 'Magic Piano'. Paul was keen to engage them to work for him after seeing their painted Buick.... "I remember the first time I first saw a photo of their painted car in the Sunday Times Magazine and I thought it was really cool. So I got in touch with them and asked the guys if we could have a meeting. We did, and I told them "I've got a little piano I'd like you to decorate in that same style". And at first they were a little bit reluctant to do anything, but I persuaded them. So they measured it all up, took the panel dimensions, and worked up some designs. Then they painted it and did a lovely job. It became my psychedelic piano which I wrote a lot of songs on, including 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Fixing A Hole', and 'Hey Jude'. It's in its rightful place in my music room in London." Paul McCartney Subscibe to the podcast and listen to what happened to Dudley next in episode 32. His recent artwork can be seen in the RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate.  Valuable Resources: www.redhouseoriginals.com Red House Originals Gallery tel:+44 (0) 1423 884400 email:info@redhouseoriginals.com address:15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, HG1 1DW About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

31 min 49 sec

Welcome to the first episode of the year. In it Susan talks to Janet Seymour about her love of dance and her career encouraging pupils of all ages to participate in this activity. Dance is known to be beneficial for all ages and Janet's pupils range from the age of 3 to over 100.  About the Guest: Janet Seymour trained at the Royal Academy of Dance and then went on pioneer the British way of teaching dance in Germany. She had always wanted to teach ballet from an early age and expressed a desire to teach in the dales at the tender age of 5. Here in the Yorkshire dales we are privileged to have such an internationally experienced teacher as our dance teacher in the dales. Valuable Resources: Below are links to the Dance Academy website and also a timetable of classes available www.swaledaledance.co.uk Lesson timetable Contact details email: janetseymour@swaledaledance.co.uk     Telephone 01748 884677   mobile 07958  145752 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and also  on social media. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

15 min 49 sec

Welcome to the final episode of 2018. In it Susan discusses superstitions and traditions with her good friend Liz Lukacs. Why is it that both have memories of their mothers banishing father out into the cold 5 minutes before the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve? Also how many of us make resolutions at this time of year and actually manage to keep them longer than the first month? Susan and Liz discuss their own family traditions and their thoughts on New Year resolutions. Happy New Year to all our Listeners. About the Guest: Liz Lukacs lives in Reeth where she manages a retirement complex. She was born and brought up here in the dales and has a wealth of local knowledge.  About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2018

18 min 50 sec

Welcome back to the Inside Yorkshire podcast. In this episode Susan is finding out about how this railway depends on a volunteer workforce to run it. This heritage railway is run by a huge team of wonderful volunteers, and it would not be viable without their hard work and efforts. About the Guest: Today's guest is Helen Ashworth who is the Volunteer Coordinator & Lead Fundraiser at Wensleydale Railway. She has a mammoth task coordinating the huge team of volunteers without whom the railway would not function. She talks at length about the work that they undertake all year round, as well as the festive events that are being held over this christmas period. Valuable Resources:Helen Ashworth Volunteer Coordinator & Lead Fundraiser  Wensleydale Railway  www.wensleydalerail.com01677 425805 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2018

21 min 8 sec

Welcome back to the Inside Yorkshire podcast. In today's episode Susan talks again to Eileen Brereton, this time about how she became involved with Guide Dogs and about being a puppy walker for the Guide Dog association. About the Guest: Eileen Brereton is Coordinator for the Dales and District Fundraising group for Guide dogs but she began by starting as a puppy walker and guide dog foster carer. The first dog she took on was Kelly, who arrived at the age of six weeks and stayed with her to be socialised before moving on to be trained as a guide dog at approx 14 months. Kelly could always find M & S for her handler and another dog was expert at sourcing out Costa coffee shops. Eileen has had 6 dogs so far but doesnt have one at the moment. Valuable Resources: www.guidedogs.org.uk 0345-143 0229 Fundraising- 01609-773812 The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a British charitable organisation founded in 1934. Guide Dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk                 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2018

36 min 13 sec

Welcome back to the Inside Yorkshire podcast. In today's episode we listen to authors Eileen Brereton and Anne Wall talk about the role of the Red Cross Auxiliary hospitals, in Yorkshire, during the First World War. They have written a book entitled Home Comforts describing the importance of these medical outposts. Recuperating wounded soldiers, far away from their own families, had home comforts provided for them by VADs in the 32 auxiliary hospitals set up across the county. Eileen and Anne give us a wonderful insight into life in the voluntary aid detachments.These were voluntary units of civilians providing nursing care for military personnel in the United Kingdom and various other countries in the British Empire. The most important periods of operation for these units were during World War I and 2. About the Guests: Eileen Brereton and Anne Wall were Red Cross trainers when they were asked to set up a commemorative WW1 hospital for East Rounton village hall's centenary celebrations in 2006. That began a project that has lasted over 12 years now and taken them on a fascinating voyage of discovery, unearthing information and memorabilia from 32 hospitals in the North Riding of Yorkshire and the VADs (voluntary aid detachments) who worked in them. Valuable Resources: The Book can be purchased from Eileen or Anne contact-  info@northridingVADhospitals.co.uk Home Comforts- The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the North East Riding of Yorkshire during the First World War Exhibitions  can be set up in libraries, and museums. About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk           See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2018

35 min 31 sec

The Inside Yorkshire Podcast is a podcast full of stories and tales from the people of Yorkshire. In today's episode Susan talks to Helen McQue about her experiences studying and now practising as a traditional chinese acupuncturist. Helen has set up and now runs a busy practice in Richmond, North Yorkshire. She also devotes her time to supporting local charities, most recently the SSAFA Armed Forces charity where she demonstrated and gave taster sessions in aid of the charity. In this episode, recorded on World Acupuncture day, she and Susan discuss the misconceptions surrounding acupuncture and talk about the benefits that can be achieved with treatment. About the Guest: Helen and her husband Dean, who is also an acupuncturist, travel to Nepal as volunteers supporting the Thrangu Monastery bringing healthcare to remote areas of Nepal. They give their time and expertise helping Wangchuk Rapten Lama, and his team at the monastery, treating locals who often have to walk miles to reach the medical care they need. Helen and Dean often treat up to 40 people each day whilst they are at the Thrangu Phende clinic working alongside the Tibetan monk. The clinic is within the grounds of the Thrangu Monastery in Nammo Buddha, Karve. Between visits to volunteer overseas Helen raises funds to send out to support the clinic's continuing work.  Valuable Resources: Helen McQue Acupuncture 20 Trinity Church Square, Richmond, North Yorkshire.  DL10 4QN Contact Number:  Acupuncture – Helen : 07825 212 463 About the Host: Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell. Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire  Susan Baty-Symes www.insideyorkshire.co.uk susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2018

23 min 1 sec