The York Handmade Brick Company’s famous Terracotta Floor tiles are to have a starring role in one of Yorkshire Television’s
most Floor tiles on Heartbeat setpopular series. The tiles have just been laid at The Postgate Inn at Egton Bridge, deep in the NorthYorkshire Moors, which
doubles as the Black Dog Inn in YTV’s Heartbeat.
The Postgate Inn, owned by Punch Taverns, was recently refurbished and 50 square metres of the award-winning, Alne-based company’s 300 x 300mm Terracotta Floor tiles were used.
“They look absolutely wonderful,” said landlord Mark Powell. “Although they are brand-new, they look as though they have been here
for years. It is a truly authentic look which, of course, is perfect for Heartbeat.”The £2,000 worth
of tiles were laid by GF Attridge Builders of Sneaton, near Whitby.
David Armitage, the chairman of York Handmade, commented: “ We are delighted that such a good example of our work is set to
appear on primetime television. The Postgate Inn is a friendly, old-fashioned and welcoming country inn and our tiles look very home at
home there. I will be watching Heartbeat with keen interest in the coming months.”
The Black Dog has been the backdrop to a number of dramatic Heartbeat storylines, notably when PC Phil Bellamy
(Mark Jordan) became engaged to Gina Ward (Tricia Penrose).
York Handmade recently opened a superb new £700,000 manufacturing building at its headquarters in Forest Lane, Alne, near Easingwold, which has enabled the company to increase its output substantially.
During the past few years, York Handmade has won a succession of awards in the Brick Awards, the Oscars of the brick industry, organised by the Brick Development Association. These have includedthe Best Landscape Project award for work on the walled garden at Broughton Hall, near Skipton and the Best Refurbishment Project for work for the acclaimed walled garden and new restaurant at Scampston Hall, near Malton.