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Michelin Guide 100th anniversary garden party, Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

PUBLISHED: 12:45 23 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:02 20 February 2013

Sarah Wood, Katy Souter, Grace Wood-Lofthouse, Holly Tania Bouchard, Catherine Jefferson

Sarah Wood, Katy Souter, Grace Wood-Lofthouse, Holly Tania Bouchard, Catherine Jefferson

Guests helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Michelin Guide during a garden party at the Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

Guests helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Michelin Guide during a garden party at the Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The hotel is one of just 30 in the country and four in Yorkshire originally mentioned in the guide and still listed today.


he first Michelin Guide to the British Isles was published in 1911 with the aim of helping intrepid motorists on their travels. It had information about road quality and how to change a tyre as well as details on hotels and repair shops for the inevitable breakdowns.


Photographs by Kim Hodgson



The print version of this article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Yorkshire Life

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