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This is great, Robert. Many thanks!
Joyce Murgatroyd writes in Growing Up In Old Skipton (published in 2011, though written in 1965), 'one day my brother announced that a...
Ella Hatfield writes in Skipton (1991): "Skipton also had a skating rink, on Broughton Road, whose directors reserved the right to refuse...
KE note: Brenda Nutton's father (?)
Photo sourced from Bryon Robinson of Bourne House, Skipton. Mrs Shorter was his great-grandmother.
Photo sourced via Bryon Robinson of Bourne House, Skipton. Bryon's uncle is on the left.
Does anyone know where the Roller Skating Rink was located?
The car is a De Dion 8HP single cylinder Tonneau Body painted green with white lines and red upholstery. It was owned by Miss Garnett-Orme...
Latest gallery admin updates and notes:
We've tweaked the "Browse all photos" function so that it now shows the most recently added photos first.
I've added 21 new photos today! All from Ken Ellwood's collection. I think my favourite is this one of "Berry & Matt" at the Roller Skating Rink
. Does anyone know where that was located?
When scanning the photos, we often find hand-written notes on the reverse, especially pictures from Ken Ellwood's collection. Where we're certain the information is accurate, we'll include it in the photo description. If it's more vague, I will add it as an Admin comment below the picture, as "KE note" for Ken Ellwood, "GR note" for Geoffrey Rowley, etc.
Added two new photos today: Photo 753
and Photo 754
. This is the first new content in many years! Ken Ellwood's family have very kindly shared their father's collection of old Skipton photographs with us. Some of the pictures are already on this site, donated by Dr Rowley's widow when the Rowley Collection was first built. But there are lots of previously unseen images too, and we'll be adding these to the Rowley-Ellwood collection in the coming weeks.
Fixed bug in pagination at foot of search results page.
Changed placement of Navbar from fixed to default. This gives more space for page content on small and mobile screens.
Added square format thumbnails for all photos in the collection.
Added new "NowThen" page.