VISIT Easingwold- Yorkshire at its best

 

Listen to or download a Short History of Easingwold in of 5 episodes of five minutes each.

Previously broadcast by BBC Radio York, and narrated by our local historian Mrs. Valerie Taylor, they provide a delightful insight into  the history of our Town and its inhabitants. Content courtesy of the BBC.

 

 

Program 1 - Early History

 
   

 Program 2 - Middle ages and rising properity 

     

 Program 3 - Stagecoaches and the Railway 

 Program 4 - Farming and our Countryside 

 Program 5 - Library, Schools and Custody 

 

 

 

Location

Click for more information on The George Hotel in Easingwold

Visit The George at Easingwold, and enjoy an inn renowned for its accommodation, fine food and friendly staff. You are assured the very best of Yorkshire hospitality,more.

Contact

Easingwold Tourist Information
Chapel Lane
Easingwold
York
YO61 3AE
Tel 01347 821530
Fax 01347 821530

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It's a fact

Sqdn Ldr. Jack Currie was a famous WW2 bomber pilot who lived in our area. Some time after leaving the RAF he got a job as an instructor with the Home Office Defence School situated at Hawk Hills, Easingwold. During these post war years he decided to write his memoirs of his wartime experience as a pilot of a Lancaster Bomber. This book had the title of \"Lancaster Target\" which became very popular and sold in the thousands. He wrote this book whilst visiting the George Hotel in Easingwold in the evening whilst enjoying a pint. Sadly he died much too soon and is now at laid at rest in Easingwold church cemetery where one can view his unusual gravestone which mentions the fact that he was a famous wartime pilot and author. His funeral service was attended by hundreds of people, including the members of the BBC who produced a film of him being interviewed in respect of his wartime period when he was stationed at Wickenby in Lincolnshire.

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