Wednesday, November 28, 2012

new community shop and pub - York

Today,  in York, as i was mourning the closing of the Blakehead bookshop and veggie cafe,  near the top of Micklegate,   I found a new shop  - The Emporium, in Tudor premises owned by York Civic Trust.  It's a community venture, selling art, crafts and produce from local organisations,  along with fair trade and eco products - brilliant!    I bought a renovated  and artistically decorated  lamp ( along with local honey, jam and chutney)...  On top of this, I discovered the nearby Golden Ball pub is now a community pub - fantastic news  - so we dropped in this evening and the beer's great too! ( pics as grandaughters dropped the camera...)