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Newspaper Extracts - Thoralby


Yorkshire Evening Post – 19th April, 1900


WANTED at once, good HOUSE, Garden, and 6 or 8 Acres Grass Land, Yorkshire Dales preferred. - Address D., Wainfornd House, Thoralby, Aysgarth Station. R.S.O. 

Liverpool Mercury  - 26th May, 1900


WENSLEYDALE. To be Let, for the summer months, two SITTING ROOMS and two or three Bedrooms in Farmhouse. - Apply Mrs. Scott, Thoralby, Aysgarth Station, Yorkshire.

Northern Echo  - 5th June, 1900


Leyburn has been full of visitors this Whitsuntide, the cold weather having not the slightest effect on the number of excursionists who have thronged not only Leyburn, but Aysgarth, Hawes, Redmire, and even Middleham in search of the health-giving air amidst lovely scenery such as is to be found throughout Wensleydale at the present time. At the pretty little village of Thoralby the Wesleyans held their Sunday school anniversary. A public tea was provided in the afternoon, and at night a public meeting, presided over by Mr R. Ewbank was held.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 9th July, 1900


WENSLEYDALE. One sitting room and 2 bedrooms; piano, Mrs. Scurrah, Lime Tree House, Thoralby, Aysgarth, R.S.O.

York Herald  - 25th August, 1900




On Saturday, in fine weather, the ninth annual agricultural show of the Wensleydale Agricultural Society was held on the usual show ground, adjoining the Board School at Leyburn, and was an unqualified success, over 3,000 people visiting the show ground and paying admission. The entry of stock, although not a record, was an improvement on last year. ...

District Classes.

... Three half-bred gimmer lambs - W Scott, Thoralby, Aysgarth; 2. L. Dent, jun., Thoralby, Aysgarth. ...

[William Scott and Leonard Dent can both be seen in the 1901 census for Thoralby].

Bradford Observer – 18th May, 1901

To be Let.

Sea-side and Country Apartments, and unfurnished houses.

WENSLEYDALE. APARTMENTS, with attendance; sitting and two bed rooms; fishing. Mrs. James Willis, Thoralby, Aysgarth Station.

[Jane Willis can be seen in the 1911 census for Thoralby].

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 29th June, 1901


BLACKSMITH wanted, good shoer, able to do jobbing work. M. Willis and Sons, Thoralby, Aysgarth. R.S.O.

[M. Willis and Sons, blacksmiths can be seen in the 1901 census for Thoralby].

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 9th November, 1901



By order of the Mortgagee.

Messrs. PRATT and HOPPER will Sell bu Auction, at the Palmer Flatt Hotel, Aysgarth, in the North Riding of the County of York, on Thursday, the 14th day of November, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon prompt, subject to conditions of sale to be then read.

ALL that Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising messuage or dwelling-house, with outbuildings, garden and conveniences thereunto belonging, and the several closes, pieces, or parcels of meadow and pasture land situate at or near Thoralby, in the Parish of Aysgarth, in the said North Riding of the County of York, as now occupied by Mr. John Thwaite, containing altogether by estimation 75 a. 1r. 7p., or there-abouts, more or less: - 

                                                                  a.   r.  p.  

              Meadow land                           35  1   33

              Pasture land, etc.                    39   3  14

[John Thwaite farmer, can be seen in the 1901 census for Thoralby].

Bradford Daily Telegraph – 10th June, 1902

Sea-side and Country Notices.

WENSLEYDALE. Thoralby, near Aysgarth, GEORGE INN; fine, healthy, and bracing situation Public and Private Apartments: every accommodation for Cyclists. - M. BECKWITH (late of Bradford).

[Sadly Matthew Beckwith died in 1907, aged only 50, his widow Elizabeth (Lizzie), can be seen at the George Inn in the 1911 census for Thoralby and Photographs of the couple can be seen in Thoralby Photographs, Villagers up to 1914].

Leeds Mercury – 19th August, 1904

Sea-side and Country Apartments, and unfurnished houses to be let.

WENSLEYDALE. Yorkshire. BOARD - RESIDENCE, or APARTMENTS, in large Farmhouse. Lovely situation. Near moors. South aspect. Fishing. Two sitting, five bed rooms. Apply Mrs. Gould, Warnford House, Thoralby, Aysgarth, Yorkshire.

[Isabella Gould can be seen at Warnford in the 1901 census for Thoralby].

Leeds Mercury – 21st April, 1906


BOOT TRADE. Wanted immediately, SALES-WOMAN, for country retail shop, one with previous experience preferred. J.L. Haw, Thoralby, Aysgarth, R.S.O., Yorkshire.

[James Lamb Haw can be seen in the 1901 census for Thoralby and his shop 'Nothampton House', can be see in Thoralby Postcards].

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 21st June, 1906


WANTED, JOINER, steady, young man, used to country work. Apply Willis Bros., Thoralby, Aysgarth, S.O. 

[The Willis Brothers, joiners can be seen in the 1911 census for Thoralby].

Lancashire Evening Post – 22nd August, 1906

Cycling Notes.

Asked and Answered.

"Cyclist" (Blackoe): Buckden to Cray, Kidstones, Bishop Dale, New Bridge, Thoralby, Aysgarth, 9½ miles; Bainbridge, Hawes, 8¾; Newby Head, 3/8; Ribblehead, 4; through Selside to Settle, 12; Long Preston, 4; Gisburn, 7¼. You are not choosing the the best roads for the outward journey. Beyond Buckden ther surface is wretched over the hill to Bishop Dale until the foot of Kidstones Bank is reached, when it becomes a fair road to Aysgarth. 

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 9th April, 1907


WANTED, HOUSEKEEPER, middle-aged; state terms. W. Willis, South View, Thoralby, Aysgarth, S.O. 

[William Willis, wife Alice died ages 45 in 1905. William can be seen in the 1911 census for Thoralby].

Common Cause – 15th July, 1909

LOW GREEN HOUSE, THORALBY, AYSGARTH, S.O., YORKS. Paying Guests received. Lovely scenery. - Full particulars on application, enclosing stamped envelope to MISS SMITH.

[Low Green House can be seen in Thoralby Postcards].

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