July 2019


A tribute to long-serving North Yorkshire councillor John Blackie from Managing Director, David Hartley.

On behalf of myself and Wensleydale Creamery, it is with great sadness that we learned of John Blackie’s passing this weekend. I first met John in 1992 around the time of the closure of Wensleydale Creamery and John became a local leader in the ‘Save the Creamery’ campaign. He lobbied media, MP’s, Local Government and together with colleagues, supporters and the Community, raised the profile of a small business closure in a ‘deeply rural environment’, to national status. The pressure and momentum gained through this campaign did indeed contribute significantly... Read More