Whixley – its History and Heritage

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Whixley – its History and Heritage


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This is the book which has resulted from the Whixley Heritage Project carried out during 2019-20. Any proceeds from the sale of the book will be for the benefit of the Church.

Thank you to all who were involved in the Heritage Project which raised funds for the restoration of two magnificent stained glass windows.

See full description for details of how to collect your purchase.

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This is the book which has resulted from the Whixley Heritage Project carried out during 2019-20.

“WHIXLEY its History and Heritage” tells the story of the Village and its people down the centuries; a fascinating social history of our village and its inhabitants from the Middle Ages, through the Victorian period, and into the 20th century. Old photographs and stories associated with Farming, Education, local Businesses, Villagers’ occupations, the impact of the Parish Church, and the many Recreational activities provide a colourful and captivating account of village life that has since been superseded by the industrial and technical revolutions of more recent years.

William Newton was born and bred in Whixley and has recently received a BA in Ancient History from The University of Birmingham. Having returned home to study the Law, William has also set his efforts to collate a wide variety of contributions from villagers and historical sources in order to provide a vivid and absorbing portrayal of community life in and around Whixley.

ONLINE Purchases

You can place an order, and pay, for your book online here. When you have purchased your book it may be collected from one of 4 distribution addresses in the village as follows:

BARRY ATKINSON, Cobble Cottage, Rudgate, YO26 8AZ Tel: 01423 331419

ENID and JOHN FISHER, Cherry Tree Cottage, High Street, YO26 8AW Tel: 01423 331031

RiCK and VAL ILLINGWORTH, 1 Gilsforth Lane, Whixley Gate, YO26 8BF Tel: 01423 331477

WILL NEWTON, Linnaeus, Church Street, Whixley, YO26 8AR Tel 07540 220975 or 01423 331400

Just bring a copy of the email confirming your purchase

CASH Purchases

Anyone without access to the online system may purchase in cash from three of the above named EXCEPT at the Illingworths’s house at Whixley Gate.

Whilst the suggested selling price is £7, a further OPTIONAL donation of £3 would be greatly appreciated which would support the Maintenance fund of our mediaeval Parish Church.

Ideally, please ring before calling at the collection address to agree a time and to ensure the Distribution agent is at home!

Additional information


Basic, With Optional £3 Donation, Test