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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
 

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Inside Yorkshire Susan Baty-Symes

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

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
 

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    #3/11 Changes afoot in the Swaledale Museum

    #3/11 Changes afoot in the Swaledale Museum

    This episode is actually recorded in the museum and as you will hear it is a thriving visitor attraction.Today Susan talks with Dr Helen Clifford, who, with her husband Alan, runs the Swaledale Museum in Reeth.
    The Museum is based in the old Methodist School which was purchased in 1973 by the Law family who converted it into a Folk Museum. When it was to be closed in 2004 Helen and Alan came to the rescue and extensively restored it to become the museum that we now know and love.
    There are some changes planned over this coming winter, and when you listen, Helen will explain all about it.
    About the Guest:
    Dr Helen Clifford curates the museum as well as being a freelance historian. She works for Grocers and Goldsmith companies in London, writing their histories and helping compile their archives.
    Website: www.swaledalemuseum.org
    Telephone: 07969 823232
    Email: helen@swaledalemuseum.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SwaledaleMuseum/
     
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.ukemail : susan@insideyorkshire.co.ukPatreon : www.patreon.com/susaninsideyorkshireInstagram: www.instagram.com/susaninsideyorkshireFacebook-  www.facebook.com/InsideYorkshire 
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    • 26 min
    #3/10 Podcasting and Travels

    #3/10 Podcasting and Travels

    In this short episode Susan gives a shout out to her first Patron after launching her Patreon site with extended content. The podcast is now listened to in 87 countries with the largest number of listeners in UK and second most popular being the USA. Susan reminisces about her first flight in an aircraft taking her out to America to join an oil tanker and begin her career as a merchant navy deck cadet. It was not without its problems.
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.ukemail : susan@insideyorkshire.co.ukPatreon : www.patreon.com/susaninsideyorkshireInstagram: www.instagram.com/susaninsideyorkshireFacebook-  www.facebook.com/InsideYorkshireThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media


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    • 5 min
    #3/09 The Definition of Poverty has Shifted

    #3/09 The Definition of Poverty has Shifted

    About the Guest:
    Peter Heslop joins Susan in this episode talking about the changes that we are all becoming aware of, financial pressures experienced by a broad spectrum of individuals,  and the need for support to help with living expenses. He is the Community Manager at Richmond's Influence Church whose staff and willing volunteers are doing sterling work supporting those in need, supplying food parcels, baby bundles, and school uniforms.
    As Peter stated " The definition of poverty has shifted!" and the demographic of those turning up recently has changed. With recent price rises even those in full time work are finding it hard to manage, some are facing the choice between eating and heating their homes and we're not even into winter yet. 
    Regular food parcel collections are at the Influence church on Thursday evenings, with  the regular time slots between 6 and 8pm. They also hand out advice and can point you towards relevant sources of assistance in these difficult times. As Peter told us, noone who arrives at their door needing help goes away empty handed.
    Location: Influence Church, Richmond DL10 4AS
    Website: www.influencechurch.co.uk/storehouse
    Telephone: 01748-823161
    Email: storehouse@influencechurch.co.uk
    Facebook: @storehouse.foodbank
     
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.ukemail : susan@insideyorkshire.co.ukPatreon : www.patreon.com/susaninsideyorkshireInstagram: www.instagram.com/susaninsideyorkshireFacebook-  www.facebook.com/InsideYorkshireThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media


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    • 50 min
    #3/8 Access the Dales with Debbie North

    #3/8 Access the Dales with Debbie North

    This episode features Debbie North, founder of Access the Dales, who, since becoming a wheelchair user, has campaigned tirelessly to break down barriers in all aspects of promoting accessibility for all.
    After discovering in 2008 that she needed spinal surgery and fearing that she would never be able to walk on the fells again Debbie initially became despondent. Coping with such a changed life now confined to her wheelchair she began writing a blog about the challenges she was facing and called it Access the Dales. This prompted an offer from a friend to get her up to Goredale Scar in her wheelchair and that then inspired Debbie and her husband Andy to begin more challenges and start, as they called it, "making the inaccessible accessible".
    A coast to coast walk, St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay in 2015 was a huge achievement with Debbie in an All Terrain Hopper and resulted in a book about their journey-  In the spirit of Wainwright. They had walked the coast to coast path twice before Debbies surgery and each time in passing noticed a lovely house near Nateby. They were thrilled to hear that it was up for rent and it then became their new home in 2017.
    Andy's untimely death in June 2021 hasnt stopped Debbie from forging forward with the plans that they had made together, setting up a charity in Andy's memory and calling it after her blog - Access the Dales.
    It has just been announced that she has been made a Cabinet Office Disability and Access Ambassador for the countryside. 
    Ambassadors use their influential status as business leaders, to drive improvements to the accessability and quality of services and facilities in their sector for disabled people, as consumers and employees. They also work together as a group to galvanise and encourage accessability generally across the private sector, and work on projects of joint benefit.
    Valuable Resources:
    Website: https://access-the-dales.com
    Email: accessthedales@gmail.com
    Telephone: 07715964621
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/accessthedales
    Instagram: @accessthedales
    Twitter: @debbienorth29 and @accessthedales
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uksusan@insideyorkshire.co.ukInstagram-  @susaninsideyorkshireFacebook-  @InsideYorkshireThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media


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    • 39 min
    #3/7 Tom Addison| Fell Runner and Throne Maker

    #3/7 Tom Addison| Fell Runner and Throne Maker

    In this episode Susan interviews Tom Addison over in Wensleydale. Tom is the creator of unique and bespoke items of fine furniture. Tom did his apprenticeship with the renowned Peter Hall and Sons, over in Kendal, before relocating and setting up his own business, TA Fine Furniture, near Askrigg in the Yorskshire dales.
    As a youngster Tom was a keen fell runner, following in his parents footsteps, and starting at the age of 4. Realising that the more effort he put into his training the better results he could expect, Tom forwent partying and socialising with his friends in his teens in order to concentrate on his training, ultimately achieving the highest recognition by becoming English Fell Running Champion in 2014.
    Tom seems to put his all into whatever he does, taking inspiration from the dales landscapes he produces beautiful items of furniture. By having his workshop attached to his home he is able to spend quality time with his wife and young daughters and somehow still manages to fit in some fellrunning!
    The wood Tom uses is sustainably sourced and as local as possible from the National Park near Settle - The Wonder of Wood. The Gothic Throne that he made is in situ at the top of the Castle Tower at the Forbidden Corner near Middleham.
    Items of furniture for sale are on display at the following locations:
    Stacey Moore Art Gallery in Richmond
    Heather and Grouse in Askrigg
    Linda Joseph Designs in Kirkby Lonsdale
    However if you need a bespoke item then dont hesitate to contact Tom through any of the following channels:-
    Valuable Resources:
    Email: tom@tafinefurniture.co.uk
    Telephone: 07585 952951
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tom addison fine furniture
    Instagram: @tomaddisonfinefurniture
    Website: www.tafinefurniture.co.uk
     
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uksusan@insideyorkshire.co.ukInstagram-  @susaninsideyorkshireFacebook-  @InsideYorkshireThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media


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    • 25 min
    #3/6 Beat the Cost of Living Crisis

    #3/6 Beat the Cost of Living Crisis

    In this episode Susan talks to Mike Sparrow, deputy Chairman of Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership about the forthcoming event being held at Tennants in Leyburn to help beat the cost of living crisis.
    If you are worried about increases in the cost of living - fuel, energy and food, and need to know what help is available, if you're struggling, then this event is for you. Helping Richmondshire Heat, Eat and Meet event is being held at Tennant's in Leyburn on Friday 1st July providing information, advice and practical help in these areas and more.
    Admission is free and the event runs from 10am to 3pm.
    If you can't get to it or are listening to this after the event there will be live streaming on the day and presentations will be videoed and uploaded afterwards. More details can be found on the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership home page at 
    www.richmondshireclimateaction.org
    About the Host:
    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 
    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uksusan@insideyorkshire.co.ukThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media


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    • 21 min

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Mark Snix ,

A great listen

Having lived I a few bits of Yorkshire over the years, I just wanted to say what a great feel these podcasts have. They really reveal something of people and place.

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