Author Archives: Debbie Garritty

New Nursery Tenant in Weston

Local couple Julie and Ian Lightley have signed a new long-term lease on a historic school building in Weston village on the Duchy’s Crewe estate. Previously occupied by Poppy & Jack’s nursery, the building will now form part of the Village Nursery Group of eight nurseries operated by the couple across the North West region. […]

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Restoration and Renewal

The Duchy of Lancaster continues to encourage young people studying agriculture, land management and traditional construction skills. Around £30,000 is awarded annually in the form of bursaries and scholarships to students at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, Myerscough College in Lancashire, Moulton College in Northamptonshire and Lancaster University. In a new working partnership this year, […]

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New Farm Shop For Salwick

A Duchy farming tenant on the Salwick Estate in Lancashire has converted his dairy parlour into a fully equipped farm shop selling home reared lamb, pork and beef to wholesale and retail customers. Richard Helme, a tenant at Wards House Farm since taking over from his father in 1996, believes the diversification of his business […]

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Scalby Lodge Re-Opens For Bookings

The Duchy of Lancaster holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge in North Yorkshire are open for business once again – and are proving as popular as ever. Within 24 hours of the lifting of Government restrictions on the hospitality sector, some 129 bookings were taken for Scalby Lodge for dates between now and the end of […]

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