Birstwith, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Birstwith Remembered And Cherished

I was born in Birstwith and lived there until I married and my ancestors for several generations lived, farmed and owned the flour mill. In 1964 I was a member for the church choir and rang bells, they were such happy times. The choir mistress was Peggy Myers (nee Hewitt) abd we had such fun on the choir ...Read full memory

A memory of Birstwith

Birstwith In The Early 1950's

I lived in Birstwith, not yet school age - 1952'ish - and have very clear memories of my short time there. My father's - Albert Wilkinson - job was to keep the mill water run free from weeds, our home was one of the two cottages on the road side and "tied" to his job. In the cottage joining ours lived Mr & Mrs ...Read full memory

An Evacuee In Birstwith

I have very happy memories of my stay in Birstwith during the last part of the war when I arrived with a group of evacuees from Chatham, Kent; a scared group of children not knowing where we were going or who would care for us. We were arranged in a circle around a room as people came in and chose the child they ...Read full memory

A memory of Birstwith