The Land Letting:

For at least 300 years (and possibly more) on the first Monday after New Year's Day a "parliament" has been held at the George Inn at Hubberholme (left). The grazing rights to a 16 acre "poor pasture" are auctioned by the Vicar, with the auction finishing when the candle on the bar burns out. L. to R. The Rev. Menzies, Mr. Allan Verity (Landlord of the George - 1925 -1940) Jan 1st 1940 

Old photos of life in Buckden Parish - People

Scenes showing people and events from Buckden life in times gone by.
Photos kindly provided by Gordon and Angela Falshaw, Gill Huck, Eric 
Dennis and Ben McKenzie


The George Inn:

Early photo of the then landlady of the George Inn - Grace Parson.


From the Ben McKenzie Collection














The Land Letting - Year not known

L. to R. Mr. Jim Verity, Mr. Fred Falshaw, Mr. Charlie Horner, Mr. G. Kendall, Mr. Clayton



The Pageant - 1953

In June 1953, a pageant was held to celebrate the Coronation. The Pageant was set in the time of Queen Elizabeth 1 with local people playing historical roles. It was organised by Mr. Jackson, formerly of Grange Farm, who provided all the costumes. There were demonstrations of traditional crafts such as wool carding, spinning and spoke shaving, dancing on the village green and fireworks at the end of the day.


The Land Letting - Exact year not known

Rev John Potter conducting the auction at the Land Letting. Rev. Potter was vicar from 1978 - 1983












Evelyn Horner of Redmire Farm, who played the role of Queen Elisabeth 1st




Syd & Clara Falshaw, as the Duke & Duchess of Cumberland











Harold & Bertha Gibbons. Harold was caretaker & gardener at Buckden House when it was a Methodist Guild Holiday home


Induction of the new Vicar

The induction of the new Vicar - Canon Hunter - in 1961.

L. to R. Canon Hunter, Anthony Hird (Churchwarden), Cyril Sayer, Syd Falshaw (Churchwarden), The Bishop of Bradford  - Dr Donald Coggan. Dr Coggan subsequently became Archbishop of Canterbury














Procession from Buckden House to the Green. The Vicar - The Rev. Isherwood - can be seen 3rd from left, playing the role of the Parish Priest.










Musicians playing on the Village Green. 

Mrs Gibbons, Mr Tom Beresford, Mr Sam Stables



























Opening of the Institute

Opening of the "New Town Hall" - Sept 27th (or was it the 25th) 1912

V.E. Day Celebration

V.E. Day Anniversary Celebrations - 1995















Tea was served in the Institute afetr the Induction Service. Here Dr. Coggan is seen talking to parishoners.
Canon Hunter with his new flock.



Wuthering Heights

During 1991, the film Wuthering heights was shot on location in and around Upper Wharfedale. This picture shows Ralph Fiennes & Juliette Binoche beside Cray Gill.

The Queen with her Court pictured outside the Village Shop.
Miss Stansfield

Miss Stansfield lived at Buckden House before the war.

























































Dr Coggan talking to Mr. Arthur Hannam. Arthur Hannam was a bank manager from Skipton, who ran a sub-office of his bank in Buckden Institute on Thursday mornings.


This image shows the scene being filmed


Old Pictures - Places

"When we are Married"

In early 1958, J.B. Priestley's play "When we are Married" was performed in the Institute with a local cast. Priestley loved the area and his ashes are buried at Hubberholme Church.

Lighting the candles before the Induction Service.

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