As its Millennium project, the Village Trust, together with the History Group, has gathered together all the information it can find on Skelton Village. Material includes old documents, maps and early photographs relating to Skelton, starting with the description of the Village in 1069 in the Doomsday Book. The collection also includes transcripts of recorded memories of life in Skelton from those who lived in the Village in times gone by.
The archive is stored in the village hall and a second copy is held in York City Archive. Either copy
can be viewed by appointment. For the copy in the Village, contact the Skelton Village Trust Archivist whose name and telephone number can be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish
Any member of the public can contribute memories, photographs, or other memorabilia of old Skelton, to be kept in the Village Archives. Please bring in a large envelope, clearly labelled with your name and other details to Janis Queenan, Oakwood, The Village, Skelton or Andrea Howlett, 13 Park Close Skelton.
Leaflets have been produced describing various large houses, schools, the history of Skelton
through the ages and a quiz.
The Mobile Library visits Skelton every two weeks. As well as borrowing books & audio books, you can update your library card or York Card, return books from any other York library, & request books to be brought to Skelton for you to borrow.
The van stops at two locations in Skelton fortnightly, on Monday afternoons:
Fairfields Drive - 2.40pm-3.10pm
Brecksfield - 3.15pm-3.50pm