A COMPUTER record of all buildings in Skipton town centre is being compiled by the town's civic society.

The 'every building tells a story' project, using photographs and descriptions,  will describe the variety and fine detailing of all buildings in the centre of the town from private houses to inns, a vicarage, banks, the library and the town hall.

The project will be Skipton Civic Society's contribution to the town's Government-funded Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme, which seeks to revitalise the historic cores of market towns.

The conservation of the buildings and opportunities to improve landscaping and environmental quality are topics of interest to the society says member Susan Wrathmell.

On Yorkshire Day - Tuesday August 1 - the society promoted its work through a display showing three locations: the former Rackhams premises; an early car showroom with an unusual advertisement in the museum’s collection; and a former vicarage for Christ Church on the corner of Swadford Street and Keighley Road.

The display invited people to see if they recognise buildings and details by looking above the ground floor shops.

A series of free walks are available during August, on Thursday mornings at 10am from the town hall steps.

Susan Wrathmell will guide the first two: ‘oldest buildings’ (August 3) and ‘canals and industry’ on August 10. For more details see the Welcome to Skipton website / skipton-now-festival.