Thomas Blanky of Whitby: Arctic Seafarer

By Katherine Bullimore, Record Assistant Think of Arctic exploration in the nineteenth century, and chances are you think of the doomed Franklin expedition, of the three spookily well preserved bodies of dead sailors excavated in the 1980s, and the eerie underwater pictures of the expedition’s two sunken ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, revealed much… Read More Thomas Blanky of Whitby: Arctic Seafarer

Focus on Knaresborough: Images of People

By Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant The people of Knaresborough are represented both formally and informally in historic photographs within our collections. Portrayed are individuals, family or friendship groups, official groups, and social gatherings at town events – each scene captured at a particular place and point in time. The vast majority of Knaresborough images we… Read More Focus on Knaresborough: Images of People

The Fitzwilliam Family of Malton Archive: 1593-1956

By Gail Falkingham, Record Assistant For anyone studying the history of Malton, the collections of the North Yorkshire County Record Office contain a variety of records which provide information on the town, its buildings and inhabitants over the past four hundred years. One of the largest collections relating to Malton is the Fitzwilliam archive [ref:… Read More The Fitzwilliam Family of Malton Archive: 1593-1956