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The Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire…

The Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire…

After a very busy summer we’re all now making our plans for when the Tour De France comes to Yorkshire in July 2014. Ann and I are currently working with partner organisations on some exciting educational opportunities for young people in the region. We’ll add updates on here as these projects develop. We’re naturally both(…)

White Rose Awards

Ann and I are both waiting to see if we’ve won this year. This is some interval entertainment called “I love Skipton” – which I do! Sara & Catherine are starstruck! Update: Congratulations to Wold Cottage at Driffield and all the other winners last night. We had a wonderful evening once again and are proud(…)

Frankie Dettori to unveil St Leger Memorial in Firbeck

We’ve had a busy few days at Throapham with many of our guests attending the St Leger Festival taking place at nearby Doncaster Racecourse this week. Over breakfast I’ve been telling some of the local history associated with the oldest of Britain’s five classic horse-races and it now seems that Frankie Dettori will be in(…)

Throapham House retains 5* Gold and Breakfast Award

Ann and I are once again delighted to announce that Throapham House has retained its Five Star Gold Award from Quality In Tourism, scoring 100% in both Cleanliness and Breakfast categories following a recent visit by the QIT assessor who stayed in our Dewhurst room. This was our seventh annual inspection and it’s hard to(…)

Lancaster over Throapham

Just when I really needed a camera… Yesterday afternoon Ann and I were playing cricket in the garden with our grand children when we heard the sound of an aircraft. Soon the unmistakeable outline of a Lancaster Bomber came into few, approaching the house low over the fields from the Brookhouse direction. The Lancaster from(…)