Jon and Susanne Steward started married life in Shropshire and were happily settling into a new home when he was offered a job in Stocksfield. With one son at primary school, and another just weeks old, the new job was unexpected and the couple spent the next six months back and forth on the M6, looking for a place up here.
WORKING every evening and weekend for a year was a real labour of love for Matt Robson. He and his friend John Nixon, a local estate worker, built the home he now lives in, although Matt was more builder’s mate than project manager during the process.
A VICTORIAN woman advised to move to the country for her health wanted to replicate her impressive home in rural surroundings - with her former home, in Darlington, being reminiscent of the grand London terraces of the time, 1864.