On this day 100 years ago…
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer on 3rd October, 1916.
In 1916, Britain was in the midst of one of the most tragic and horrific wars the world has ever seen.
However, from the archive of 1916, in The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, the focus of the day’s news from Skipton was on a comparatively trivial event, the sale of Whin Field… The brief advertisement describes an impressive estate, equipped with tennis court, stables and that traditional necessity – the billiards room! And it just showed that even in the nation’s darkest times, life back home still had to go on.
“SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY
WHIN FIELD, SKIPTON-IN-CRAVEN
THE RESIDENCE of the late T. H Dewhurst. esq., to be sold by Private Treaty (Leasehold expires 1970). containing spacious reception-rooms, billiard-room. 17 bedrooms and dressing-rooms, servants’ hall, kitchens, laundry and the usual out office. Three bath-rooms, hot and cold water throughout. A productive kitchen garden, small conservator, potting house, Tennis Court. An excellent stable for three horses, loose box, carriage-house, with motor pit, glass covered yard. Also a cottage with own garden. The grounds are well planted with trees and shrubs securing privacy from the main road. Sanitation good. – Further particulars from J. L. Kidd, Estate Agent 36, High Street, Skipton.”
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