Memories of Leyburn

The jaguar on the right belonged to Norman Barber and was parked outside his shop in Leyburn. At this time my husband, Cedric Barber, was probably in class at Leyburn County Primary School (now an old peoples' home). Cedric's second cousin, Janet Green, lives a short distance from the scene of this photograph.

My gggggrandfather,lived At Hammer Gate in 1841. His son James moved with his family to Grove Square.1851 James's brother William lived at 24 Market place in 1861 The family of James Autons then moved to 74 Commercial Square1861 Only my gggg Uncle William stayed in Leyburn .He was a Solicitors Clerk. He and his wife.ran (...Read full memory)

Leyburn is my home town, although, I was born in the Gatehouse to Danby Hall and lived there for the first 2 years of my life. I remember marching up and down the market place with the army bands. We never had many ameneties in those days but it was a wonderfull place to have a childhood, with lots of countryside to roam (...Read full memory)

My grandmother's sister and brother-in-law (Elsie and Harry Walton) lived most of their married life in Leyburn. I have happy memories of going there with my grandmother, and staying there with them in the school holidays. I remember going to the old tea-rooms in the Market Square, and having tea-cakes and (...Read full memory)

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