Great Ayton, Yorkshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Great Ayton, 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 Great Ayton

Historic Maps of Great Ayton and the local area.

The three cricketers are myself, (from Skelton), Fred Yates (seated, Nunthorpe) & John Wilsdon (Battersby), none of whom attended the Friends' School! We were classmates of the Headmaster's middle son, Nigel Reader & used to make free with the facilities during the holidays. Bicycle polo, cricket, fishing, rafting (...Read full memory)

I vividly remember my first day at the old school. I was taken by my granny (my mother had just died). We had to hold hands in dancing. I also remember an unfortunate girl (called Heather?) who had awful excema, and being the only one who would hold her hand!