Today Richmond starts a year of celebration: 950 years since the founding of Richmond Castle, and the establishment of this old town. You can find details of everything that's planned on the richmond950.co.uk website.
Bad news first: due to the recent Tier changes, the launch event planned for tomorrow, 2 January, has been postponed.
The good news: Town Crier, Barry Heap, will still welcome this year of celebrations at 12 noon on Saturday. If you've ever experienced Barry at full volume, you know that you'll be able to hear him from Scotch Corner!
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