BoA-No60-APRMAY-2018-300Well, dear reader, after banging on about spring being on its way in the last issue, I rather have egg on my face after all the snow we had! So, I’ll keep my hopes and dreams about the forthcoming weather to myself this time…

We’ve got another packed issue for you with lots of exciting news and events coming up in and around our beautiful town so brush down your dress coat and get those dates in your diary. See pages 6 & 7 for details.

In other news, The Garage will be opening at 37 Silver Street, BoA, in mid-April and will be stocking carefully used men’s clothes and accessories as well as shabby chic homeware. They will also be accepting items for sale. Contact Fiona on 01225 867707 for more info and keep your eyes peeled for the shop opening.

Also, more exciting changes are afoot, this time at Pound Lane, where in early April The Granary will be opening The Coffee Barn. They will be producing an eclectic mix of freshly-made goodies, such as salads, tapas, wholesome sandwiches and delicious cakes, not forgetting good quality tea and coffee. They will also be offering takeaway picnics which is sure to be a hit with locals and tourists alike. Pop down and show your support.

We’re also delighted to announce that travel aficionados Travel Options 4 U will now be sharing their wisdom on the hottest (and probably some of the coldest) holiday locations to really help you get that travel bug. See page 11.

And as usual, we have another great feature from Bradford Museum, this time about The Hall’s Almshouse on Frome Road. See pages 24 & 25.

Finally, yours truly has started a regular agony aunt column to help those in need about town. See page 31, and let me know if you’ve got a problem you need help with.

We hope you enjoy our latest issue and we’ll be back in June for more corking features, news and advice.