Askrigg, Main Street 1914

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Caption for Askrigg, Main Street 1914: One of Askrigg's main industries was clockmaking, and it is said that more timepieces were made here than anywhere else in the North Riding. Other local industries included brewing, spinning, dyeing, cotton and worsted manufacture and lead mining.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Askrigg


Winnville opposite Askrigg Post Office was the residence of George Winn and his wife Elizabeth. George was born in 1808 in Nappa Hall Askrigg along with his brothers Richard Metcalfe Winn and John Winn who became the vicar of St Andrews Church in Aysgarth. George followed the family tradition and became a solicitor. His son (...Read full memory)

After Thomas Metcalfe who owned Nappa Hall had died it was inherited by the Weddells. The Weddells let Nappa Hall to John Winn christened 1738 Thornton Steward and his wife Elizabeth I'anson (9th generation decendant of Captain John I'anson who fought at Bosworth with Henry Tudor and settled in Hauxwell). Elizabeth's brother (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Askrigg, Main Street 1914: One of Askrigg's main industries was clockmaking, and it is said that more timepieces were made here than anywhere else in the North Riding. Other local industries included brewing, spinning, dyeing, cotton and worsted manufacture and lead mining.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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