Ex villager and broadcaster Harry Gration dies

It’s saddening to report the death of Harry Gration who lived in East Keswick for many years. Harry was the anchorman of the BBC regional news programme ‘Look North’ and appeared on many networked sports programmes. Harry died suddenly at the age of 71 and leaves a wife, Helen, and three sons.

He had huge affection for the village and recommended living here to BBC colleague Jake Fowler and his wife. Harry used to enjoy regular fitness runs around the ‘pig farm’ footpaths.