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Lothersdale maps

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

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Lothersdale area books

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Memories of Lothersdale

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The Best Years

Baptist Chapel c1965, Cononley
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I used to live in the shop on the bridge in Cononley, my parents were the owners. What happy times they were, so carefree. The highlight of the year was the Gala. I once went as a golliwog (blonde frizzy hair). I borrowed the black tails from Mr Green who lived next door. Then the racing on the football field. Many happy hours were spent jumping the beck and playing kick the can. Not to mention the mischief we got up to. The bus ride to school - it was an adventure every day. I remember too, the Girl Guide Gang Show - I was Will Scarlett. There was no 'health and safety' in those days and we use to borrow a ladder to get into our guide room. No one was concerned, we just got on with it. Then there was the trip to Belguim, Holland and France. My friends Monica Dixon and Christine Clarke shared a room with me. My parents who have unfortunately passed away, used to... Read more


I was born in Buttershaw in Bradford. I moved to Cononley at the age of 5 and have spent happy times in and around the village.
Living just outside the village parish lines at this time our family became very involved in the village itself. Attending the church of St John's at Sunday School.
People who may know me now as my married name may remember me as Ibbotson. Our father bought the paper round from Mrs Lamb when the chance arose which meant all of us delivered the papers around it.

My eldest brother Phillip became a Sunday School teacher I became a chorister and was crowned Gala Queen in the summer of 1977. This year Jimmy Naylor won the fell race and pipes and drums led the fancy dress parade around the village.

I go camping there now every year in the farmers campsite across the River Aire behind the house I spent most of my childhood.

I love going back... Read more

Young Years

I lived in New Mill, but I thought it was Cononley. I went to school there and had some wonderful years charging around the village, this is going back from 1947 to1963, when I got married. I then left to live in Scotland until 1967, when I came to Canada. I still come back to Cononley, when I come over. I won the cup at the gala one year - I love the little village. I was back there in 2006 and had a walk around where my sister lives, on what we called 'frying pan row'. I also made it up to the Pinnacle - spent many a summer day up there with a bottle of water (all we had back then). Anyone remember me, Winnie Pinder?

Memories of Broughton During The War.

Hi all. My brother and I were evacuated to Skipton in late 1941 from London. As we all sat on the floor in some large hall in Skipton after out trip up from London, people were walking around picking the children they wanted to take home with them. I was one of the last to be 'picked, and went 'home' with a Mrs Locke, she was I believe a nurse, and lived next to the main canal. I attended the Broughton Road Primary School, my brother went off with a nice family somewhere in Skipton, and it took about 6 months before I saw him again. My mother came up and took us out to live with her, we were living at Broughton Hall for about 4 months before moving into a house in the village of Broughton, I loved this place very much and have many memories of the place. We still attended Broughton Road School in Skipton and always caught the school Bus from the Bull Inn on the... Read more


It could have been earlier or even memories of a girl called Elaine Potter and us playing tea parties at her house with her dad's homemade apple wine........Yvonne Blackie I think lived in the Rectory.....I think we were about 5 or 6 years name was Lynn Carney then and we lived in Wighill Street...when we first moved to Sutton-in -Craven we lived in a mill house that was on a cobble street and the houses were back to back, one up, one down. I have some very fond memories of that village.

School And Friends

My name then was Barrett. I remember living on Walton Street, Holmebridge. My best friend then was Dorothy Hobson, we lived at no 6 and she lived at no 18 I think. I went to the council school where the headmaster was Mr Laycock. My best teacher was Mrs Baker. And I remember going to the sweet shop next to the park, I think it was called Ogdens.

Sutton, The Park And Pinnacle

Sutton as I remember it holds many memories. I was born and brought up there, attending school at the Council School, Sunday School at the Chapel and using the facilities of the Park from an early age until I eventually went to do my National Service in 1956. The Park is little changed although it now has many items of entertainment which were not even thought of when I used it. We had four swings, two wit backs on the seats and two without for use by the older children. There was a rocking horse further down the edge of the field and then Mr. Walter Thopson crowned it all by presenting a slide in the late 1940s. The bowling green and putting greens were as now but there was no cafe. There were three tennis courts. Two tarmacadam and one grass. All these have now changed their use. The football field was not as well kept as it is today but provided facility for both Schools and free use... Read more

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