Sir Mathew Wilson Baronet
Was an English landowner and politician who sat in the house of commons various times between 1842 and 1846.He became a J.P.at the age of 22 and became the longest serving magistrate in Skipton's history at the time of his death aged 88.
He married,June Louisa Emerson Amcotts,only daughter of Sir Wharton Emerson Amcotts of Kettlethorpe park,Lincolnshire on 15th June 1826.They had a son Mathew(1827-1909)who succeeded to the Baronetcy,June died in 1833 and many years later Wilson married Frances Pedler.
There is a statue of Wilson in Skipton town centre located on the High St.
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Sheep Day takes part just once a year in the mid summer on a Sunday. In 2012 it was on July 1. It was unfortunate that the weather was mainly dull in 2012 and showers spoilt the day but nevertheless this is a good fun day that centres on the High Street and where you can see traditional crafts such as spinning and carding, dry stone walling, foundary and iron work, knitting and cookery events. There is then medieval jousting , sheepdog tests rouding up ducks and of course sheep. If you have never seen a sheep race, a sheep disco or a sheep beauty parade then this event is for you - so funny to see different types of sheep dancing to Abba. You also get to see the sheep at close quarters and of course see them getting sheared. A wonderful , free event.
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Tourist information Centre
Skipton's tourist information centre is based in the Town Hall, which is located on High Street.
As you walk into the Town Hall, it's on your left.
This information centre really does offer a wealth of information. There are public transport timetables, suggested places to camp, go for walks, and a lot of information on places to visiting in Skipton and the surrounding areas.
This tourist information also stocks little bits of British memorabilia for you to buy and take away with you, along with Skipton and Yorkshire Dales tea towels, magnets, pens, pencils, notepads etc.
The Tourist Information Centre is open:
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
The first Sunday of the month from April - September
The market is held on the High Street & surrounding cobbled streets. It takes place 4 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
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