Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Westow, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
Read and share your memories of Westow itself or of a particular photo of Westow.
I was born in Westow Croft in 1953 which I believe was a mother and baby home then. I was adopted and until I was in my 30’s had no idea of where I was from or any information about my biological family or the circumstances that led to my adoption. I actually lived in York in the mid 70s and had I known would certainly have gone (...Read full memory)
Im now 63 and adopted. Searching through some family documents I came across some photos and the name Westow Croft. Sadly I know nothing about my past as every where I went lead me nowhere. What I do know is on the 8th June 1956 I was born to I think Carol Ann Woollett I was told lived in Durham. My Birth Mum went away (...Read full memory)