Snow in North Yorkshire

By Kimberley Starkie, Archivist

This week we bring you a selection of images from the Unné collection showing snowy scenes from across North Yorkshire. Bertram Unné (1913-1981) was a Yorkshire photographer who was active from the 1940s until his retirement in 1979. He had studios at Harrogate but worked across Yorkshire, documenting landscapes and village life.

These two images show the snow being cleared at Middlesmoor, Nidderdale during 1947. The path to the telephone box had been cleared, allowing this gentleman to try to make a call. A father and young child stand on top of a huge snow drift, as tall as the school sign.

These two images both show Postmen working in Wendsleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, continuing their rounds in the snow. On the left, a Postman walks across Bealer Bank towards St Margaret’s Church in Hawes. Mr Harold Heseltine, a postman in Cotterdale is in the image on the right, continuing his round with his bicycle.

On the left, a family enjoy sledging down the hill on Main Street, Coxwold in the North York Moors.

The image on the right shows the picturesque village of Hebden in the Yorkshire Dales with a covering of snow. The bridge crosses Hebden Beck, which later merges into the River Wharfe.

Here is a beautiful image showing the ruins of Fountains Abbey covered with a sprinkling of snow.

The image of the right shows a farmer delivering essential food to his flock of sheep. The location of this image is unknown but it shows a scene common during snowy weather.


These images and many more are available to purchase as digital copies or prints in A4 or A3 through our online shop. It is also a great way to explore some of our photographic collections, covering the area of North Yorkshire.

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