My name is Barbara and my husband is called Jon.
We finally opened our doors on the 16th September 2017. The renovations took us around 3 months. We had to convert the building from a residential to a retail unit. Planning permission was of course applied for as was advertising consent both were granted.
During our renovations we uncovered an original Yorkshire stone floor, two fireplaces and a Medieval well. I am busy trying to research the history of this old building. I do know that it was built in the 1700's and was once within the curtilage of Richmond Castle. The well must have served a large proportion of the occupants of the Castle.
I sell gifts and art. I am trying to source a lot of my stock from the local area.
I have already been approached by a few very talented local artists which is very encouraging.
Other business owners in Richmond have been very welcoming and have been in to introduce themselves.
We moved to Richmond around 4 months ago and have been renovating N0 19 and a holiday let called Upside Down Cottage. It has been a tiring and emotional process. The holiday let is now up and running as is No 19 so maybe a bit of a rest is deserved??
I hope you will come and visit our shop and introduce yourself
More blogging later......................
No 19 Richmond is one of the many local stores in Richmond who are part of an exciting competition starting from the 1st October.
When you buy anything from any of the participating stores (look for stickers in the windows, or visit www.originalrichmond.co.uk ) you will get a card with a sticker. All you have to do is keep the card and when you shop in any other participating stores you will get another sticker. You have to shop in 6 different shops to get all the stickers.
When you have filled your card, hand in to any of the participating stores and you will be entered for a draw. The competition runs to 31st October. The 5 winners will be notified by Friday the 1st December.
5 prizes have been donated by The Roast Inn; Hunton and Garget; Yorkshire Country Holidays and Richmondshire Leisure Trust.
£50, £40 and £30 vouchers to spend in RBTA member businesses PLUS adult swim card for 10 swims at Richmond Pool (value £36.80) and an Under-18 swim card for 10 swims (value £24.80).
Remember you have to be in it to win it!!!!!!