Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Skelmanthorpe, Yorkshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Skelmanthorpe, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Skelmanthorpe

Historic Maps of Skelmanthorpe and the local area.

I remember that postage stamp machine outside the post office. If you put a halfpenny in the penny slot & flicked it in forcefully you obtained a penny stamp. My mother made me & a friend, who shall remain nameless, return all the stamps back to the office. We got a rollicking from the postmaster, who said it would take him ages to sell these stamps. However he didn't return our halfpennies!! Karma x2!

I was born in Leeds Yorkshire, but my maternal grandmother and other relatives lived in Skelmanthorpe. My earliest memories are of being the first grandchild and visiting grandma every Christmas to celebrate. Then in 1940 I was evacuated briefly to Skelmanthorpe to live with my grandmother and attend school there. When I knew her she always had a home on Station Road shared by her ...see more