Buckden:

A view of Buckden taken from Birks Fell in about 1912

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

Old photos of life in Buckden Parish - Places

Old views of Buckden itself and some of the other villages in the Parish.
Photos kindly provided by Gill Huck, Eric Dennis, Tim & Gwen Berry, 
Gordon Nowell, Ben McKenzie and Anne Hanson

    

Cray:

Mount Pleasant Farm - formerly home of Charlie & Elsie Thornborrow and now owned by the National Trust

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

The White Lion Inn at Cray

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

 

 

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....and the same view without the sheep. The cars in these photos would suggest that they date from the 1950s.

        

 

A mail coach leaving the Buck Inn

 

 

 

 

A view across the Green showing (L to R) Wood View, Moor View and Fairlawn, with the Buck in the Background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.....and the same view some years later with the mail coach replaced by a charabanc

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

 

Sheep outside the Buck Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

The village green and the shop, now run by John Morton and Gordon Lee.

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

        

Hubberholme

A view of the Vicarage at Hubberholme (now Kirkgill Manor) taken in about 1907. Now a Bed & Breakfast run by Wilf & Pat Jowsey

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

       

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

The floods of  1995

 

 

 

 

....and the bridge at Buckden in the same floods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The George Inn, now run by Barry Roberts

 

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oughtershaw

Oughtershaw Hall

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

Another view of Beckermonds

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

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St Michael & All Angels Church - View dating from 1907

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

Yockenthwaite

Yockenthwaite Cottage (NT) with Yockenthwaite House in the background

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

The Bridge at Yockenthwaite, with Yockenthwaite House in the background

 

 

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

 

A cottage in Oughtershaw

 

 

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The village shop

From the Ben McKenzie collection

and another shot of the Post Office

From the Ben McKenzie collection

Another shot of the Post Office - with Ivy Cottage in the background

From the Ben McKenzie collection

The Post Office - now Chestnut Cottage.

From the Ben McKenzie collection

The Smithy - earlier than 1936 when it was sent to Kent. The message on the back reads: "The P.O. sells everything, (unless it is the end of the week) from butter to collar studs. Already people have come in for humbug mint lumps"

From the Ben McKenzie collection

The Buck Inn - when the landlord was one Henry Wiseman

From the Ben McKenzie collection

Hand coloured post card of Buckden from around 1912.

On the back, "Auntie Annie" writes to "Donald" - "This is a quiet place...it is pouring with rain; there is a man in our lodging playing "Hail Smiling Morn" as well he might! .......There is no town to go to when it rains - you have to go to bed and stay there until it clears up."

From the Anne Hanson collection

Buckden - again

"Our Town Hall" - the building which preceded the Institute - the picture must date from before 1912 when the foundation stone of the new Institute was laid.

Notice board reads :

"Refreshments, Apartments, Conveyances for hire, Stabling - F. Falshaw"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckden House Memorabilia

A booklet about Buckden House dating from the time it was a Methodist Guild Guest House. Click here to view

A lettercard from the same era - click here to view

From the Josie Cowpe collection

 

Beckermonds

 

The hamlet of Beckermonds

 

From the Ben McKenzie Collection

 If you have any old photos of Buckden which you would like to contribute to this page, or if you can provide more information about these images, please click here