Businesswoman and author opens new Leyburn shop

Hannah Russell at the launch of her Leyburn shop last year,

A local businesswoman and author will open up her new shop in Leyburn at the weekend.

Hannah Russell is already known for writing books about her miniature Shetland pony Little Alf.

Her new shop at 15 Market Place is called Russell Home interiors and Gifts and will sell a range of products, including handmade gifts from around the Dales and larger items such as furniture.

Hannah said: “I’m excited to launch the shop.

“I used to work in the business premises when I was 15 so it’s strange to be back, but I’m looking forward to having a presence in the main square.

“The shop is going to be selling slightly different items, and I’m working with a lot of people from around the Yorkshire Dales to make it unique.

“We will also be offering a couple of services from the shop. With one of my excising companies we design bespoke kitchen splash backs so this is something I will be introducing in to the business.”

The shop will open its doors for the first time this Saturday and will be offering 10 per cent off for the open day, along with a glass of fizz and cupcake.

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