THIS old pic is of a bungalow in Water Street, Skipton, which was built by Christopher Sidgwick as a school for mill workers.

Judging by the dress of the person in the picture it is dated around the turn of the last century.

Unearthed data says the school room was build in the mid-1800s for weekday and Sunday school for children employed at Christopher Sidgwick’s High Mill. It doesn’t explain whether it actually meant employed children or children of employed parents. Very young children did work in the mills in those days.

The building is now a restaurant.

Picture: Rowley Ellwood families and North Yorkshire County Council.