A THIRD generation is now represented at a family-run sawmill business.

Angela Storey, 30, has begun a new chapter in the story of her family’s involvement with Duncombe Sawmill, a thriving former estate business in Helmsley, which was saved from closure almost a decade ago.

Forensic science graduate Angela, from Kirkbymoorside, has swapped a career as a civilian worker with North Yorkshire Police to join her father, Chris, at the sawmill, where she is now office administrator and in charge of customer service.

Chris was just 15 when he started as a trainee forester with the sawmill’s former owner, Duncombe Park. Apart from a stint spent training as a mechanic, he has worked in forestry ever since.

His late father, John, worked at the sawmill from 1970 until his retirement in 1986.

Duncombe Sawmill owner Emma Woods, who took over the sawmill almost ten years ago, said: “It has been great to welcome Angela on board. She is a pleasure to work with and has rapidly become a key member of the team.”