THIS is an early picture of Baxter and Wroe cycles and motors, in Newmarket Street, Skipton.

Cars were still very scarce around this time, probably the 1910s or early 1920s, so if you were lucky enough to be able to buy one, then I am sure these gentlemen would have advised.

The garage/showroom was at 33 Newmarket Street, North side.

One of the proprietors was Elijah Wroe who is thought to have built one of the first cars in the country, according to details on the Rowley Collection website.

During WW1 the firm had charge of the first agricultural tractors in the district.

Mr Wroe lived on Ivy Terrace, Bradley, and lived to the super age of 87.

Picture reproduced by kind permission of the Rowley Ellwood families and North Yorkshire County Council.