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Otley, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Photo Books on Otley

Browse 25 photo books on Otley and the surrounding area.


I arrived in Otley in October 1947 as a member of R.E.M.E. My recollection is vague, as I was only there for two or three weeks in what was known as a Holding and Mobilizing camp for troops prior to, or returning from, overseas. The camp was on the side of a hill in Nissen (not Nissan) huts which were bitterly cold and we slept with ...Read full memory

A memory of Otley by Cy Mills

The Best Memories

I was born in Otley hospital as were most from Guiseley and all around. In 1969 I was posted there as a police officer and stayed until 1974. My daughter was born there in 1972 and my dad died there on his 81st birthday. I know every alleyway and every warm heating outlet at 2am... and of course the doughnut bakery down ...Read full memory

A memory of Otley by Alan Hill

Otley Revisited

I'd visited Otley the town in the 1960s, walking and rockclimbing as a lad of 18 /20 with friends I met at work in the woollen mills of Bradford and Shipley. My first memory is of looking down from the Chevin to this beautiful view of Otley. My new girlfriend Rosemary Finn and I had walked from Yeadon one summer evening 1958/9. ...Read full memory

A memory of Otley by Keith Carter