More pictures come to light for film and slide show of old Askrigg and Bainbridge

Bringing the milk to Askrigg station for onward delivery, probably in the 1920s

By Betsy Everett

More pictures of old Bainbridge and Askrigg have come to light and can be seen at the special showing in Askrigg village hall tomorrow night.

Margaret Thompstone of Bainbridge has sent the three intriguing old photographs to Methodist lay preacher Geoff Phillips to add to the collection which will be shown alongside a screening of  ‘At Home in Askrigg,’ the hour-long film written and produced by Cliff Steanson.

Margaret can be seen at the back of the class at Bainbridge School, possibly in the late 1980s, and Geoff believes the event – and the costumed creature? – may be connected with a special school visit from staff of the old Midland Bank in Hawes to encourage children to save.
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In another, farmers can be seen bringing the milk down to Askrigg station for onward delivery in the 1920s, and the third is a postcard, recognisably of Bainbridge, in the early 1900s. It is franked on the back “Askrigg and Bainbridge.”

The film and slide show is in Askrigg village hall tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm. Entry is £5 including tea, cakes and a raffle, payable at the door, and proceeds will go to the village hall fund.

Bainbridge school, late 1980s
Old postcard with buildings recognisable as Bainbridge