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.

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

Otleys Outdoor Swimming Pool

The memory relates to one of at the year mentioned of a teenage secret shared with only a selected few, whom are long lost good school friends who I can recall enjoyed the secret night-time swimming in the outdoor pool. As innocent as we were then, I'm so glad we never got caught, as I'm sure most others maybe ...Read full memory

A memory of Otley by Sharon Hay


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