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My grandmother Elsie Whitwham attended the old British School in 1906 which was down a yard off Otley Street. The school closed on 31 March 1909 and all the...
Andrew Hodgson 15/05/2018
Does anyone remember my Mother Kathleen Bartlett? Sadly she died in 1998 but I'm trying to find out about her family history and know she attended the convent...
Rachel Benjamin 19/04/2018
This is great, Robert. Many thanks!
Admin 15/03/2018
Joyce Murgatroyd writes in Growing Up In Old Skipton (published in 2011, though written in 1965), 'one day my brother announced that a roller skating rink had...
Robert 15/03/2018
Ella Hatfield writes in Skipton (1991): "Skipton also had a skating rink, on Broughton Road, whose directors reserved the right to refuse admission to 'any...
Robert 15/03/2018
KE note: Brenda Nutton's father (?)
Admin 14/03/2018
Photo sourced from Bryon Robinson of Bourne House, Skipton. Mrs Shorter was his great-grandmother.
Admin 13/03/2018
Photo sourced via Bryon Robinson of Bourne House, Skipton. Bryon's uncle is on the left.
Admin 13/03/2018
Does anyone know where the Roller Skating Rink was located?
Admin 13/03/2018
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 who lived at...
MartinThompson 12/03/2018
Edward (a shoemaker) and Elizabeth were my 2nd great grandparents, and it must have been very hard for them to bring up a family here.
Carol Douglas 05/03/2018
Cawder Ghyll Hospital was originally an isolation hospital. One of my brothers was a patient there for several weeks before WW11 as he had diphtheria. He was...
Patricia Attewell nee Kerrigan 01/03/2018
Mr Martin Kerrigan, my grandfather, is standing between two horses wearing a straw boater. He would have been surprised to be called a "dignitary" as he worked...
Patricia Attewell nee Kerrigan 27/02/2018
My mother and her sister attended this school as day girls during the war. Does anyone remember Cecilia or Elizabeth Rosbottom?
Fiona Baker 22/02/2018
I think this was the family house of the Doctors Goodhall, I lived on Otley St and remember playing with Goodhall children in the garden at the back of here....
Roger Cockburn 19/02/2018
Many happy hours spent here after a day on the fells! I wonder what year it closed ....
Victor Richardson 18/02/2018
Harry Scott was my great uncle, being brother to my grandmother Norah (nee Scott) who was married to my Grandad Richard Smith and they lived at 36 Romille...
Patricia (Paddy) Dorrington (Nee Smith) 17/02/2018
I remember buying chemicals here for chemistry experiments in 1957/58. The passage to the left leads to Birtwhistles Yard. My wife's Aunt and Grandfather lived...
Edward Chaney 15/02/2018
This was the original Town Hall and Court House and underneath were the cells for the prisoners to be held.
Patricia (Paddy) Dorrington (Nee Smith) 15/02/2018
The Tommy Chapman you mention at The George Pub was a member of the Savonna Dance Band of which my Dad (Bill Smith) was the drummer. They would go to all the...
Patricia (Paddy) Dorrington (Nee Smith) 15/02/2018