Thursday 3 November 2022

LOCAL FARMER John Duggleby has been named the North East Community Farming Hero in the National Farmers Union’s regional awards. John (pictured) has been farming for more than 60 years and he and his family run Beswick Hall Farm on the outskirts of Beverley with a mix of livestock and cereal crops.

Having been nominated by Beverley MP Graham Stuart, the awards ceremony was held at Westminster. NFU Regional Director, Adam Bedford, said John’s tireless work on behalf of others made him the perfect recipient of the award.

He told us: “John epitomises the selfless effort we so often see our members make. There is no doubt he has made a real difference and it is great to see his contribution appreciated and recognised by Mr Stuart.”

A FESTIVE family musical, “The Pirates of Christmas Island”, presented by Beverley-based She Productions, is to tour East Riding libraries in the run up to Christmas. Recommended for children aged 4-plus, the musical can be seen at Beverley Library on Saturday December 17 at 2pm, on Thursday December 22 at 6pm and on Christmas Eve at 10.30am and again at 12.30pm. Tickets cost from £5; babes in arms free.

THE RUGBY League World Cup’s Power of Poetry artwork will make its way to Beverley following a double-header at Hull’s MKM Stadium this weekend. Inspired by the Rugby League World Cup strapline “The Power of Together”, artist and poet Robert Montgomery has joined forces with Emergency Exit Arts and eight leading poets, to create four, striking, double-sided “light poems”. They can be viewed in Wednesday Market next Wednesday, between 2pm and 10pm.