Skelton on Ure, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Brother Arthur Drowned In The River Ure

My brother Arthur drowned in the River Ure.Does anyone remember this, and the Thorpe family?

Tank Crossing

Does anyone remember the tank crossing that was built at the River Ure at Bridge Hewick? It was built so that Sherman tanks could practice moving in water for the later Normandy landings in 1944. We used to see them every day as we passed over the bridge on our way to school in Ripon. Has anybody got a photograph of the ...Read full memory

Raf Dishforth

My brother was stationed here during his National Service. I was 9 years old in 1953 and I remember very vividly writing letters to him and receiving the same from him. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there. He was also able, when he got a 48 hour pass, to get a lift home with a potato merchant, who had a depot in Thirsk, ...Read full memory

A memory of Skelton on Ure