Linton On Ouse, The Lock c.1960

Memories of Linton-on-Ouse


My Grandma, Joan Atkinson, was born at Linton-on Ouse in 1927. Her father was the lock keeper there for a number of years and the family lived in the house in the photograph. Joan was the eldest of four children, three of whom were born at Linton-on-Ouse including Betty and Ian. The youngest child, June, was born (...Read full memory)

My grandfather Bertie Dawson was the Lock Keeper for several years.  I also lived there from around 1953 for 3 years, very happy memories !

I remember Linton Locks very well as the upper lock gate enabled me to visit the Power Station that was manned 24hrs a day, year in year out. There were three attendents, Aleck Musgrove, an unknown, and Ernest Muir. In the 1940's the power station was generating electricity for the York Electric Supply Co. To feed the (...Read full memory)

My family, the Wilkinsons, were Lockeepers from 1851, and left between 1891 and 1901.

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