Askern, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Askern and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Askern

Browse 8 photo books on Askern and the surrounding area.

Lost Relatives

My mother's family mostly lived in the Askern area in the 1960s. I am trying to find any family still living there - the family name was Rosbottom.

A memory of Askern by David Simmons

My Dad

My father Alan Clowes died down Askern pit on 20/5/1980. I've looked on lots of websites concerning Askern colliery but I can find no reference to him. I was 13 years old at the time and would like to know more about it. I don't live in Askern any more and would imagine most of the people involved may now have passed. He would now be 77 years old.

A memory of Askern by David Clowes

Besthorpe Boys Boarding School In The 1870s

I am researching my family history and found that my great-grandfather John Futtit was a pupil and boarder at the Besthorpe boys' school, the family had moved from Askern to Cottam in Nottinghamshire to farm, but even though John was born in Askern his life was spent in Cottam, but his father sent ...Read full memory

A memory of Askern by Ann Rees