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Tucker looks back on 2022...

31st December, 2022.

Knitted treasures
The Yarnbombers: what can we say? Their skill, ingenuity and sheer sense of fun have added so much to the centre of Thirsk ever since that first little project to decorate the centre for the Tour de Yorkshire.

This year they have put on a series of displays including the Jubilee and then sadly for the death of the Queen. Long may they knit and crochet on Wednesdays at the Town Hall!

Famous vets

The Yorkshire Vets, Julian Norton and Peter Wright, have continued to show us their professional skills as the 14th series of their ever popular tv programme went out on Channel 5 and repeats.

I would call it a “fly on the wall” documentary except that I am sure that health standards prevent there being any flies around when they are operating…

Famous swimmer

Someone else who had put Thirsk on the map was Jasmine Harrison. Not content with rowing across the Atlantic single-handed, she set off to swim 900 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats.

On the way she encountered various marine animals, notably jellyfish which caused her great pain, and were not as exciting as the dolphins and whale.

She had to skirt round a NATO exercise. Sea conditions on the final stage across the top of Scotland held her up until a new support boat could be found, but she made it.........

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