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Market Place, Helmsley

Market Place, Helmsley

An Arthur Dixon coloured postcard from the 1960’s showing Helmsley on a quiet but very sunny afternoon. No squabbling over parking spaces then; there were plenty for all those affluent enough to possess a vehicle.
Image courtesy of a friend of the ECIA.

The River at Sleights

The River at Sleights

This postcard view, apart from the title could be anywhere! A view of a river between trees is replicated in all parts of the country. Was this an example of how to extract money from tourist? Perhaps in memory of a happy visit to Sleights, who knows?
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Moor Road near Goathland

Moor Road near Goathland

And a desolate piece of moor it is, even today this area has a reputation for bad weather; particularly in the winter. Our view is of the road having past the present Fylingdales “pyramid” and heading towards Sleights.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

A Postcard Map

A Postcard Map

A delightful postcard view is presented as a line drawing map of the many places to visit on the North York Moors. It only portrays a fraction of the wonderful places and views that are available in our local vicinity.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

North York Moors Guide Post

North York Moors Guide Post

Standing above Hutton le Hole this is one of the many ancient stones on the North York Moors. This stone bears four way inscriptions, each side has a “Road to …” and then a hand symbol. Their dating continues to be a mystery.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

The Hole of Horcum

The Hole of Horcum is a hollow in the valley of Levisham Beck, the hollow is 400 feet deep and stretches 3/4 of a mile across; local legend has it that the amphitheatre was formed when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument. This postcard view gives a true impression of the enormity of this hollow. Close to the road between Sleights and Pickering features an impressive incline feared by many drivers.
Image courtesy of John G Hannah.

Ploughing with Shire Horses

Ploughing with Shire Horses

The Archive believed this to be possibly in the Esk Valley, but welcomes further details. Did you know the ploughman? William Castle has told us: ”In Gordon Clitheroe’s book ‘Ryedale’ he has this picture as Edgar Dowson ploughing near Hutton-le -Hole, probably just before the 2nd World War. The Beck Isle Museum in Pickering (where Mr Clitheroe is Curator) also has this picture, possibly the original. Colin Grice has a further update: ”It is very likely just east of the road between Hutton-le-Hole and Keldholme – looking towards Kirkbymoorside (hidden). The Dowsons lived at Halfway House just up the road.”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, thanks also to William Castle and Colin Grice for the updates.

A Lealholm View

A Lealholm View

This view of Lealholm is from a Tom Watson of Lythe Postcard.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Hutton-Le-Hole

Hutton-Le-Hole

The familiar bridge over the stream which wends its way through this picturesque village. How many others have taken a snap of this bridge?
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Goathland Church

Goathland Church

Goathland with only the sheep to disturb the peace, soon to be transformed after Filming began for the ”Heartbeat” T.V. series;  as the fictional village of Aidensfield.
Postcard courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.