THIS picture is dated around 1900 and shows work being carried out on Skipton High Street.

You can see how narrow the main road is here and how wide the setts are in comparison to today. It looks as though setts are being replaced in places. Perhaps those nearest the road are still there under the Tarmac.

Interestingly you can see the sign showing the

Craven Herald building with the sign ‘Printing and Book Binding Works’.

The office is still there but the printing works and press is long gone. The young trees which line the high street were very young, only having been planted in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s jubilee.

Picture by permission of the Rowley Ellwood families.