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Giggleswick photos

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Giggleswick maps

Historic maps of Giggleswick and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Giggleswick maps

Giggleswick area books

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Memories of Giggleswick

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A Lovely Church

St Alkelda's Church c1955, Giggleswick
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I remember St Alkelda's, such a lovely church

North Yorkshire memories

Private School

My late grandma went to a school called Overdale that was based in Settle in the early 1900s. She later married Edward Lord who used to sing. I am trying to find out more of this family, can anyone help?

Can Anyone Help

I am looking for old photos or memories of the Co-op in Settle just before the Second World War. My grandad (who I never met) was the manager of the Co-op before going off to war. His name was Leslie Benson from Willow Wood in Langcliffe near Settle and his name is engraved on the Langcliffe war memorial. He is buried at the Haifa War Cemetary in Haifa, Israel. If any body has any old photos or can remember him I would love to have more information from you

Lives in Langcliffe

My late wife and I bought the old Co-op when they left around 1974. I have taken and printed in A4 over 500 photos of the village through the many years living here. If any one would like a particular one please describe it and I will try my best to send it to you. e-mail.

Halcyon Days

As a teenager, myself and friends would holiday here for weeks at a time. Parents of two of my pals had holiday accomodation in the field upriver of the old bridge over the Ribble. We would spend hours fishing for trout in the Stainforth Beck, especially in the pool below Catrigg Falls. Or cross the hills to Malham Cove stopping for a swim in Malham Tarn. All our ablutions would take place in the river at the Foss, were we would dare each other to climb the bankside trees and leap in at the deep hole. Another popular dare was to walk the pipe crossing the river towards Settle. As the years passed we obtained motorcycles to reach there, and were allowed into the Craven Heifer for a pint of shandy and on reaching 18 to buy beer. Then responsibility comes with age and all good things come to pass, but whenever I pass through now I have a smile on my face fed by fond memories.

Personal History

William Stockdale, a corn merchant and my great grandfather, married Margaret Baxter in Austwick many years ago.They had 5 children, Robert, Ellen, Clara, Fred and Maude. The latter, born in 1880 was my grandmother.  Clara and Fred emigrated to Canada in the early 1900s.  Robert, who never actually married went to Giggleswick Grammar School, got a degree from Oxford, then taught at Leeds Grammar School. He was the Austwick parish organist when he retired. I haven't yet discovered if Fred married before departing for Canada. He was born in 1876 and was killed in battle in France. Maude died four years after the birth of my father. Ellen married William Kelly and eventually died in Bradford.  I wondered if there are any remaining Stockdales or Baxters still living around Austwick to whom I may be related. If anyone can help, please e-mail me.  Thanks in advance, Anne

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