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Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Grandfather Ernest Harrison

My grandfather Ernest Harrison was born in Burton in Lonsdale in 1880 to John Parker Harrison a master tailor one of 3 boys and 12 girls (some died young). My grandfather told us of a time when he skated on a local pond with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest's sister was a post mistress in Burton and ...Read full memory

Nostalgia

I lived in Burton from 1948 until 1966. I have such fond memories of the village as it was then. There were a group of lads that I was part of viz. Brian Bradshaw, Stewart Salrein, Roger Taylor, Anthony Blundell and we were then the scourge of the village (as much as you were allowed to be a scourge). The local Policeman ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Burton

Growing up in burton was fantastic, all the children of the village would play together and spend their days wandering freely, only going home to eat. Just the way it should be. The local vicar at the time was the Reverend Charles Trevor who had a large family, Susan, Chris, Clare, Andrew who was my age, ...Read full memory