KIPLIN Hall and Gardens has welcomed a new team member to oversee its Victorian kitchen display opening next spring.

Alice Rose will work as a project officer on the Annie Marchant Kitchen and Dairy Collection Project.

She will be readying it for short-term display in the Hall in March, whilst making plans for the long-term home of the Victorian collection of kitchen and dairy equipment within the wider context of Kiplin Hall.

Ms Rose said: “I began life in Leeds, where I was brought up on the history, heritage, and tea rooms of Yorkshire.

"Inspired by a childhood filled with visits to Jorvik Viking Centre in York, I studied archaeology at university.

"Through my studies, I realised that I was more interested in objects and their stories rather than digging in the ground. This led me to pursue a career in heritage and museums.”

Kiplin Hall director James Etherington said: “At a time when many jobs in the heritage sector are at risk we are thrilled to welcome Alice to our team."