THIS picture is dated between 1940 and 1945 and is a group of Civil Defence volunteers and members of the Home Guard.

Two of the names given are: second row from back, first left - Anne Nicholson (librarian). Second row from front, at the end on the right - Barbara Bailey (librarian).

According to information posted on the Rowley Collection website the photograph was taken at the Ermysted Street entrance to the St John’s Ambulance brigade hall.

There was a small side entrance to the hall on the Shortbank Road side. The Christ Church Scout’s hut was next door, on the right of this photo, further up Ermysted Street.

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