The Rowley Collection:  a free online photo gallery of over 500 old photos of Skipton, Yorkshire

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  • Mrs Valentine Rowley, for her gracious permission to use the collection
  • Mr Donald Binns and Mr K. Ellwood for their expert advice and permission to use their photographs
  • Staff of North Yorkshire County Libraries
  • Database and Website development: Steve Smith

The Rowley Collection website is a joint project with Skipton Library and Information Centre


The Rowley Collection website is designed to be more than just a static photo gallery. It's meant to be a growing online archive of the local history of Skipton, as well as a local community resource. We were determined that it should be interactive - that people could add their comments, information, and knowledge. Go to the get involved page for more details, and the comments archive to see the latest additions from the public.

Photographs are fully thumbnailed and indexed with a title, description, keywords and date, to allow for powerful and flexible searches throughout this collection.

The send an e-card facility is designed as a fast, friendly and free messaging service that has the added effect of creating more exposure and publicity for the collection.

The text only version of the website ensures the Rowley Collection is accessible to absolutely everyone (including users with text-only access, old web browsers, slow access, or using a text reader). The text only version is designed to comply with all accessibility standards including the W3C HTML Validation Service. See the W3C checklist for more on accessibility.



Skipton Library and Information Centre
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1JX

Tel: 01609 534548

This collection of photographs was assembled by Dr. G. Rowley and Mr. K. Ellwood. Whilst every effort has been made to avoid any breach of copyright, if anyone has any doubts concerning rights to the images shown, please contact Skipton Library and Information Centre where they are held.