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Ralph and brother Fred bought a Quarry in Skipton. One frosty morning setting off to work in a ex Army truck,the windscreen kept steering...
Dennis Lloyd 02/09/2020
He worked at Byworth Engineering in Keighley .
P Leighton 29/08/2020
Date guide: George V coronation was 1911
Claire Nash 27/08/2020
Sorry John, the chimney was not preserved. I live in Canadaand was shocked when I first saw that it was gone.
Malcolm Mounteer 19/08/2020
November 1888 the (old) Ship Hotel and adjoining properties were pulled down and set-back for street improvements.The New Ship Hotel has...
Malcolm Mounteer 18/08/2020
My Great Grandfather Frederick Metcalfe, sixth from right, third row. He became the leader of Skipton Prize Band.
Sue Needham 18/08/2020
Thank you Paul & Malcolm, I've amended the details now. Sorry it's taken so long!
Paul's right, definitely cattle market on Mill Bridge with Parish Church in Background
Malcolm Mounteer 16/08/2020
Latest gallery admin updates and notes:
We've started to add scans of Dr Rowley's notebooks. These are real treasure troves of information about Skipton's history. The new pages aren't perfect yet - please be patient as we sort out the glitches.
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.