History Society

Haughton-le-Skerne Local History Society was formed in 2003 and this year has celebrated its 10th anniversary.  The group usually holds 6 meetings a year (from May to October) in the very lovely Haughton Methodist Chapel, built in 1825 and situated on The Green, where talks are presented by both members and guest speakers.   

Part of the Society's aim is to collect photographs, documents and artifacts, relating to the history of Haughton; some of which were displayed at an Exhibition held in St Andrew's Church Hall, 2004.

 Exhibition 2004 Poster

Carol Atkinson & Pam Walker

Since then a number of publications have been produced, including a book called ‘Walk Back In Time Around Haughton-le-Skerne’ by Carol Atkinson; together with a number of booklets written by Haughtonians past and present, about their memories and family histories. 

A number of members have enjoyed historical walks in the Barmpton Area; the first to Moor House Farm then continuing on through Catkill Woods.  The second walk took the walkers to the Pack Horse Bridge via the ‘Welsh Mountains’  and in doing so skirted past Skerningham Woods then finally out onto Green Lane. 

Outings further a field have also taken place: to the 1940s Weekend at Haworth; an atmospheric trip on the Wensleydale Railway in the snow and also to Kilburn the home of the world famous Mouseman Furniture Business formed by Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson.

For over a decade members and guests have enjoyed socialising, researching and preserving the history of Haughton-le-Skerne. 

Now via the Haughton Hub the Society would like to share some of their findings with you.

Click on one of the buttons on the left hand side of the screen to view the documents and photographs.