Askrigg, Post Office 1911

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Caption for Askrigg, Post Office 1911: The staff of Askrigg post office pose for the cameraman. Many of the buildings along the main street are imposing, three-storey houses, dating from the period when the town was a centre for lead-mining, cotton and worsted manufacture. Only the ordinary workers lived in nearby dilapidated cottages.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

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Caption for Askrigg, Post Office 1911: The staff of Askrigg post office pose for the cameraman. Many of the buildings along the main street are imposing, three-storey houses, dating from the period when the town was a centre for lead-mining, cotton and worsted manufacture. Only the ordinary workers lived in nearby dilapidated cottages.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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