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Ermenie 1086 (Domesday Book). 'Mouth of the River Aire'. River-name + Old Scandinavian mynni. The river-name Aire is possibly from Old Scandinavian eyjar 'islands', but may be of Celtic or pre-Celtic origin with a meaning 'strongly flowing'.
'A Dictionary of English Place-Names', Oxford University Press

Welcome to Airmyn! The Memorial Hall The Church

Airmyn is really too large to be a proper village. Its most dominating feature is a clock tower which stands on a bend in the road. This was built in 1866 to celebrate the second Earl of Beverley who paid for the village school to be built.

The High Street The High Street from the River Bank The Clock Tower

There are excellent views of the River Aire which has a high bank parallel to the main road. The river is very fast flowing and you can see the village of Little Airmyn, on the other side which is many miles away by road via Carlton. In the Middle Ages, Airmyn was a small port and up to the 18th century, its dead were taken by boat upstream to be buried at Snaith. It was quicker to go by river than by horse and cart.

The fast flowing River Aire Percy Arms - The Village Pub Mighty Drax Power Station across the River Aire

There is a pretty church in the village, originally built in 1318 and extended in 1676. It has a well-kept graveyard which is guarded by a loud dog who lives next door. Each year the village has a gala, based around the modern village hall, with many sporting events.

Visitor Comments

Posted by GOOLE ACTION GROUP at 20/03/2006 20:07
The son of Ferryman, does he know his relative in Goole?
Harold Robinson was researching family history at one time.
Posted by Jonathan Lambert at 19/09/2007 22:16
Around 1892, my wifes Great Great Great Grandfather, William Eccles, was the landlord of The Percy Arms. He was also the ferryman somewhere in that area for the previous 40 years. If anyone has any information, please contact me.
Posted by C Burton at 24/06/2008 20:32
i lived in the village up until i was around 10 years old.

woodview was the street
Posted by Kate at 04/10/2008 14:33
i lived in woodview! best street in the village
Posted by Ann Wilson at 12/10/2008 21:44
I lived in the village for the first 10 years of my life from 1953. I lived at 104 High Street with our garden backing onto the bankside. It was wonderful, and I remember so much of those times. I have since looked into my family history and found that the village had many of my family members (on both sides )in the 19th century, including the Fielder and Bristow family. Also the Roberts family who appeared to be bridge-keepers on the river in Rawcliffe
Posted by armin at 29/10/2008 19:56
Ancestor of mine was Anne Wilson, married Robert Garret, born 1869 - any takers for this family history search?
Posted by armin at 29/10/2008 20:03
Forgot to say, one of his descendants also a Robert, was ferryman too, circa 1820 when he married a Rachel of Brind? until ? his death in 1885 from memory - but fear not details to hand.
Posted by Christine Skelton at 14/11/2008 06:48
To Armin who posted a message 29th Oct 2008.

Robert Garratt & Ann Wilson are my 4th great grandparents.

According to my records Robert Garratt's mother was called Elizabeth. His father was also called Robert Garratt and was born in Hemingborough, Yorks.

Ann Wilson's mother was called Ann Low, born about 1733 in Yorkshire. Her father was called George Wilson born about 1733 in Yorkshire.
Posted by Armin at 14/11/2008 19:57
Christine, this is wonderful stuff. We are talking about the same folks. I got back from Beverley local archives yesterday with more notes on the village in its days as Earl of Beverley's estate, with rentals of properties and so forth. My real interest is in resurrecting the lives of these ancestors, so your knowledge about Ann(e) fills in something I had not yet done. Know she was daughter of George and Ann Wilson, and I found odd mentions of an Ann Wilson 1666 a widow with three Tofts, and a mention of a John Wilson. Look forward to learning more from you.

I am a Garrett, our spelling of it, but have found that Robert's father and mother, the Robert and Elizabeth you mention, of Hemingbrough were still alive when their grand daughter Hannah was born 1802 I think, from memory, and am about to try and find out more of their history, from a visit to Hemingbrough records at York's Borthwick Institute. If you have more background that would be appreciated and might save me a visit.

I come from Robert, down to what I believe was a son, not found in records, yet, John. I guess he was born 1794 after the ?twins who died.

Then his son Thomas, to his son John, and his son Fred, my grandfather the butcher at Goole, to his son Fred Clifford, my dad.

Shall be pleased to hear your lineage.

All regards
Enid T
Posted by Adam Sutch at 06/01/2009 23:42
Good Evening

My Mum was born (1921) and grew up in Airmyn. Does anyone remember Patricia (Pat) Richardson or her sisters (Eileen and Mary), brothers (David Alec and Mick) or perhaps my Grandfather Harry Richardson? All information ,however trivial, very gratefully received, as I am trying to fill in the blanks for my kids about a Grandmother and a Yorkshire family history that they never knew.

Posted by ARMIN at 12/01/2009 13:25
REF Richardsons. Believe they were coal merchants - David Galloway's "Airmyn in Days Gone By (one of his 3 volumes pictorial history) refers to the family living in the village. Probably out of print now, but perhaps available second-hand, online).
Posted by ARMIN at 12/01/2009 20:50
Checked Galloway at ref. library while there today.
Vol. 3 has two entries for Harry R - one about his boyhood on p.16, the other a family portrait outdoors in 1919.

Joseph R and his wife and first born son were living at Richard Cooper Street, Goole, in 1891 - early in their marriage.
Street now under threat of demolition.
See Richard Cooper Street 1891 on Goole Action Group website for more on that period.
Hope this helps you get started on family history!
Posted by Amanda Connery at 14/01/2009 20:58
Am looking for any information on the family of my GGF Thomas Whitaker. He was born in Airmyn in 1885. He married a May Booth and lived with her and her father at Rawcliffe Bridge during the time of the 1911 census. If anyone has any information, however trivial, about the Whitaker family it would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
Posted by C Burton at 11/03/2009 12:51
To Kate, which number was you at and what years, i was at number 14 until about 1991 or 1992
Posted by Ursula Cornell at 13/03/2009 23:08
I am referring to the comment made by Enid T. A stroke of luck finding this web site, as I am trying to research my families history with not very good luck as I live in Canada and all my family history lies in England. I stayed with my Uncle Clifford who owned a butcher shop and had two daughters - Sally and Enid when i was a child of 8 years old, for a brief period while in England. If this is the person that made this comment on your website could she please contact me.
Posted by ARMIN at 14/03/2009 18:42
Hi Ursula, the wonders of the worldwide web! I remember you well, and as luck would have it have been working on the Cook family. Not got around to placing your Dad Jack in the scheme of things, yet, but there is another Cook descendant also researching the various strands of the family. Have sent him a copy of your enquiry.

Goole on the Web has my email address, so you may like to contact me via the Webmaster, who will then be pleased to put us in direct touch.

Look forward to learning more soon.

Best Wishes
Enid T
Posted by Fox at 16/03/2009 18:44
could anyone help i'm looking to where the railway ran in aimyn

Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 16/03/2009 20:26
Fox, Click on the 'Railway' link on the left-hand side and then the 'Goole and Selby Railway' link on the right-hand side to see a map of the railway. It actually ran south of the village
Posted by fox at 18/03/2009 10:50
do you know where the platform and building is please
Is it near the The Crossing's estate?
Posted by Barrie P Spink at 24/11/2009 23:25
The station for Airmyn was located about 2 miles away and the station masters house and one or two others around it are still there, they were all owned by the North Eastern Railway. The station was called Rawcliffe and Airmyn or Airmyn and Rawcliffe, I cant remember which but have documents which would tell us. It was on the Goole to Selby line which originally was to provide a direct link from Goole to Leeds. I can not trace any direct passenger services via this route but it provided an alternative route from Leeds to Hull via Goole if any problems arose in the Selby area. There was a service of four or five trains a day between Goole and Selby and connections at Selby to Leeds. There were actually two stations at Rawcliffe and the other station, still open, was called Rawcliffe Bridge, it was located near to the canal and in recent times renamed Rawcliffe.
I think that the estate called the crossings probably took its name from the Bridle path that went into Goole
Barrie P Spink
Posted by Robert Ward at 25/11/2009 12:25
Originally Airmyn and Rawcliffe, renamed Airmyn in 1961. See Railway Memories no. 14, Selby and Goole by Stephen Chapman pages 65-70 which includes a picture of this station, and also covers other parts of the line.
Posted by Willo at 03/12/2009 15:41
Hi Adam Sutch

I reckon Tim Richardson who owns Glews Garages near Airmyn will be able to give you more info. (It will be on the internet). I remember his dad - David and uncle Mick
Posted by Richard Boyd at 31/12/2009 15:34
The wonders of the web! My wife and I just typed Airmyn in a search box and we ended up here. We live in Australia and Helen, my wife comes from Airmyn. Her parents, Syd and Lily King still live there. Does anyone know them?
Posted by maureen Raywood at 04/01/2010 18:40
Hi Richard, I was at school with your wife Helen and had just been looking at the old school photos on the school memories.My maiden name was woolass and i am on the left 2nd row with dog Watson the form teacher.I married Dennis raywood who's uncle was Harold king, brother to Syd king.Small world!
Posted by Sue Bagley at 11/01/2010 13:06

I am researching my family tree. To find my grandmother on my fathers side came from Airmyn. Her name was Lily Sweeting, her father was William Sweeting B.1870 His father was John Sweeting 1830 a blacksmith in Airmyn. Mother Mary nee Coneyswoth from Newpory.

If any one could shed some light or help I would be more than grateful

Thank you Sue
Posted by Carl Kaiser at 20/01/2010 00:54
The first time I ever saw Airmyn was at Christmastime, 1962. We were visiting my mother's first cousins in Doncaster, Airmyn, Goole, and other places. This was a revelation to me, since my mother's father had emigrated to America in the late 1890s, and, although I never knew him (he was killed by lightning in 1903), tales of the relatives in England abounded in the family.

My second cousin, David Galloway, is a well-known citizen of Airmyn, and who knows? Perhaps he'll read this!

Carl Kaiser
Posted by Krysia Wood at 16/02/2010 09:32
I am trying to trace my great grandmothers family that came from the Goole area. My great grandmother's name was Ada Ann Hearn. She had sisters named Clara, Nelly, Amy, Amelia and brothers Amos, Robert and John shallom.
My great grandmother's father was John Hearn and he worked as a railway horse driver - I am not sure if this would have been in Airmyn. My great grandmother herself, married Claude Jackson, who worked at a Timber Merchant, also near Goole, so not sure if in Airmyn. She was a teacher.
One of the sisters, Amelia married a Sidney Griffin.
I wonder if anyone knows anything about any of them, or where they could have worked.
Posted by trev hardwick at 15/07/2010 20:41
can anyone help my wife & i did our courting in goole in 1960 / 61 we often walked from boothferry road to airmyn on a path just passed west park then through airmyn to boothferry bridge and back can anyone remember a cafe in airmyn at that time i am think it was run by a french lady my wife cant recall it so is my old brain loseing it or not _ regards from somerset
Posted by Julie F at 08/09/2010 12:08
Have just visited this site and found a message from Enid T who is the Grandaughter of Fred Garrett the Butcher from Goole. My Grandma was Fred's youngest sister Olive and I too am researching the Garrett family history.
Please could you put me in contact with Enid T.

Julie F
Posted by Armin at 30/09/2010 19:14
Dear Stuart, your web must work wonders! Thank you for making contact with me. The link with Julie F has resulted in me being able to help her get in touch with the other side of the family, a cousin who also found me on this webpage.

Many thanks
Enid T
Posted by Armin at 30/09/2010 19:41
Sudden thoughts about Trev Hardwick enquiry. Cafe in Airmyn?
Don't remember one really, but memory suggests there was a kiosk once upon a time that served "take aways" - too modern a term. At the Old Hall, but that would have been before 1960. There was a garage place near end of bungalows I think too.
The only French-speaking lady I could suggest was Mrs. Glew, who I believe was the wife of Glew the furnisher in Aire Street.
A customer of my dad's. Think she may have been a Belgian national before her marriage. Think her first name was Marcelle?
Perhaps got spelling wrong. But can't recall a cafe in the village.
Only cafe we visited as children in forties/fifties was Riverside Cafe at foot (Howden side) of Boothferry Bridge.
Posted by Robert Ward at 30/09/2010 21:53
Yes I remember the cafe in Airmyn run by a French woman, around 1966-67.
Posted by Armin at 03/10/2010 19:42
Good! We can't all be ga ga. I tend to think I am imagining it until someone corroborates these things. Do you remember where your cafe might have been?
Posted by trev hardwick at 06/10/2010 22:48
regarding cafe in airmyn thanks for your help my wife still cant remember it but at least you have convinced her that i not loseing it yet has you came out of the bridleway it was on the left towards boothferry only a little way along regards from somerset
Posted by trev hardwick at 14/10/2010 13:43
perhaps i have lost it i should have said on the right has you came out of the bridleway not left
Posted by Ann Wilson again at 15/11/2010 00:53
There was a cafe in the late 1960's at least. It was later one of the first buildings as you entered Airmyn from the Boothferry Bridge side of the village. There was a jukebox- I remember visiting with a friend and buying a coke and choosing Tom Jones Green Green Grass of Home on the jukebox. I think it was transformed back into a bungalow, but I'm not sure
Posted by Jan townend ( Barker ) at 15/11/2010 11:36
It was a regular Sunday afternoon walk over Boothferry Bridge and call at the cafe . Or get an ice-cream before walking back. I think it became a transport cafe.
Posted by Val Broadley at 02/12/2010 18:49
Found this site whilst trying to research my family tree. Only recently found out my family had connections with Airmyn and I wonder if anyone has come across the family name - Maskill - I have found a William who was a ship's carpenter who married in Airmyn about 1792 to an Anne Fox. Wonder if anyone else has Maskill's in their tree.
Posted by john popkins at 26/02/2011 19:10
Re the Richardsons- of Airmyn

Yes Harry Richardson was a coal merchant and he was twice married. His second wife was Kathleen Costello and they had three children. There were also several children from the first marriage. the family lived at no. 61 or 91 High st. I was a frequent visitor to Airmyn as Kathleen's mother virtually raised me when my own mother died in 1943 at Wetherby. Kathleen's own mother was A.L.May Costello (nee Farmery-a family that has seafaring connections). The names Alec and David ring bells!! Sons of the first marriage. I haven't been to Airmyn since 1969 and there will have been changes no doubt.
Posted by Keith at 27/02/2011 07:31
The cafe in Airmyn was the first bungalow on the left coming from Boothferry Bridge, it also sold petrol and was the only place open early morning to fill up. Its now back to a residential dwelling.
Posted by celia reeve at 01/03/2011 10:59
Ref Mrs Glew - who may have run the cafe in Airmyn. Mrs Glew was French speaking - and yes - I believe Belgian. She lived in a flat in Hook Hall towards the end of her life and was a regular visitor to our home in Hook.
Posted by dave owen at 18/04/2011 15:00
im doing some research on the knipe family .
who lived in airmyn in the 1600 and 1700 hundreds
eny imfo would be very welcome
Posted by Colin at 09/05/2011 18:12
Hello Sue
Sweeting is my wifes family.
William Sweeting born 1788 Blacksmith married Esther Emmanuell 26 April 1813 in Drax
John Sweeting born 3 Jan 1830 a Blacksmith married Mary Conesyworth Dec q 1851 in Beverley
William Sweeting born 1869 married Selena Lee 1890 in Howden
Lily Sweeting born 1897 in Gilberdyke married Enoch Murr 25 Aug 1918 in Pocklington
Posted by Liz Gelder at 25/05/2011 16:43
Researching family tree - Caroline Garner ( Carrie?) born 1874 in Hull but died 1969 in Goole. She was a widow of William Garner born 1876 - died 1937 in Goole, no children. According to 1911 census she lived at 9 Bournville, William was a sailor. Believe she lived Chestnut Avenue in 1950's perhaps until she died - may have been a bit eccentric or a recluse?
Posted by Martin Moore at 19/11/2011 21:17
Regarding the cafe in Airmyn with the French speaking lady. This lady was Mrs Alice Alfreda Jeanne GARNER who was born in France and married a Goole man Jim GARNER in 1919. The cafe was called the Bridge Cafe. This information has come from her son who still lives in the area and remembers it well.
Posted by Jason p at 17/03/2012 19:19
Another one here tracing family history.
The Hunsly family Robert and Alfred to be more precise. Robert was a signal man at the old railway, his address Is the n.e.ry cottages in 1901 census ( north eastern railway). Any help any memories any help locating the property would be fantastic. Thanks
Posted by Rodney at 09/04/2012 11:53
My GG Grandad Blakey in the 1881 census gave an address of Cottage Booth Ferry Armin. More than likely this cottage has now been demolished. Can anyone help me locate where this cottage may have stood. Thankyou Rodney
Posted by Wilf at 09/04/2012 21:27
Hi Rodney, I've no longer got access to the census but is it possible to fix the location from the addresses of the properties listed above and below it on the page. Old OS maps are still published. Regards Wilf.
Posted by Rodney at 11/04/2012 08:09
Hi Wilf, Thankyou for the reply. The 1881 Ancestry Census is not very clear so I've obtained details from the Find my Past census which just quotes the address on its own. I know Alan Godfrey in Durham have an excellent range of old maps, but I though I would enquire first if the location was known to anyone before purchasing a map. Thanks again Rodney.
Posted by Carl Kaiser at 11/06/2012 03:02
I found this website more or less by accident. When I saw the photo of St. David's, it reminded me that my great-grandfather (great-great?) Thomas (Herbert) Simms is buried here. My second cousin, David Galloway, has lived in Airmyn all his life. If he reads this, hi David and Cathy!
Posted by carol phillips at 11/07/2012 12:34
hi everyone, my great grandfather worked on the railway as a signalman his name was Thomas Bradley he lived with his wife sarah bradley previously cooper at 2 railway cottage airmyn r.d does any one have any information on them please ??
Posted by trev hardwick at 31/07/2012 20:40
hi all my mum was telling me today that when she went to school at alexander st in goole ( 1911 -1920 ) one of her teachers called miss precious used to walk home with her then walk all the way to airmyn where she lived with her parents who kept a pub there can anyone tell me the name of pub has mum cant remember it - ps mum is nearly 106 years old and still doing well - thanks trev
Posted by Anthony Fox (Tony) at 05/02/2013 15:39
Hi Val, just found this site. I suppose you have now found everything you need to know about the Haskalls as your comments were back in Dec 2010.
Posted by Lee Whitton at 22/06/2013 20:41
Hi all, I know someone has already asked this but can anyone confirm whether or not the cottages described as Cottage, Boothferry, Airmyn in the Census was part of the Boothferry House or just cottages next to it. If anyone has any info or old photo's relating to Airmyn then it would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Lee
Posted by nicola patterson at 22/07/2013 17:00
Hi Val. My great great great great grandfather was called William maskill. It links that he was a ships carpenter from what I know he owned a ship in the mid 1800'. I have links somehow with Airmyn as its where my other grandfather William holdsworth was born. William maskill and William holdsworth were joint boat owner. They owned a schooner
Posted by Corby Bunting at 22/07/2013 20:11
Hello Nicola If you Google John Wray Burton Stather ship Builder.You may see your two ancestors mentionedThe Schooner in Question was named "William Maskell" built in 1858 for Goole coastal trade.hope you find the site of interest
Posted by david harrison at 16/08/2013 20:45
In the 1911 Census there was an address at Airmyn,Railway Cottages with 3 families. Presume part of the Rail Station ? Does anyone local to the area know if these Railway Cottage buildings still exist even if under another name or derelict. If not there at all can you pinpoint as near as you can where they stood ? Will be grateful for any help. Thanks david Harrison.
Posted by val broadley at 22/02/2014 05:25
Hi Nicola just found your post sorry it took so long. Still researching the Maskills. Thanks Corby for the info re the schooner. Guess this must be our man! Have got a bit further back - think William's dad was a Thomas Maskell, Shoemaker from Howden, possibly born 1740ish and father to a Sarah born 1767 which would fit with William's age too. Can't manage to find the direct link though. Are you aware of previous connection to Howden? Also William had a brother Thomas at Thorne, licensee at the White Hart. He is one of my other gt gt
grandparents due to cousins marrying. Thanks for your update
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/02/2014 11:58
Hi Val. According to Howden Parish Registers In the period you mentioned there were two Maskel families
Richard Maskel married Ann Hart in 1735 Both of Barnhill Hall?
Their offspring were Elizabeth 1737 Abraham 1743 and Richard 1745.
Robert Maskel had William 1740 Mary1737 As there is no previous mention of Robert I presumed he came from out of the area
Only one Maskel mentioned in the Minster Graveyard
William Maskel died 1759 aged 27
Hope that this may help
Posted by Val Broadley at 01/03/2014 13:04
Hi Tony Fox, thanks for getting back to me, have only just spotted your post. Are we related from way back? Am still trying to find out more about the Maskills, would appreciate a contact. Please email me on thank you
Posted by Val Broadley at 01/03/2014 13:10
Hi Corby, thank you for the information I had also been trying the Howden Parish registers with much the same result. What is pushing me in the direction of Howden is that on William's marriage entry in the Airmyn register, his father is shown as Thomas, shoemaker. From what I have seen elsewhere there appear to have been generations of Maskill shoemakers in Howden up to the mid 1800s when I guess they started making factory footwear. There also appear to be some family connections to North Duffield. Feel free to contact me on Best wishes
Posted by Robert Ward at 01/03/2014 16:50
Elizabeth Maskill married Thomas "Wetherall" (normally Wetherell) farmer and son of Mark "Wetherall", labourer, at Airmyn on the 31st May 1849. They moved to North Duffield. Three children: Emily Jane Wetherell 1850, William Maskill Wetherell c1853- (he was elusive when I last looked, but may be easier now), Betsey Wetherell 1854-1854. Emily Jane became Tallents then Turton - second wife of Thomas Coates Turton who was a dentist in Belgravia, Goole, and first chair of the governors of Goole Secondary (later Grammar) school. His son from his previous marriage took over as the dentist and my Dad remembered Mr. Turton using a pedal-operated dental drill. This practice was later Bowles. But to return to Elizabeth Maskill. The Goole and Marshland Gazette announced the death aged 27 at North Duffield on 27th August 1854 of Elizabeth, wife of Mr T. Wetherill and third daughter of Mr W. Maskill, formerly of Airmin. Thomas Wetherell remarried Eliza Nappey and one of their sons Charles Edwin Wetherell founded Wetherells department store in Selby.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 02/03/2014 09:01
Hello Robert I have a Wetherell on my tree.Tom Smith Wetherell born in Rawcliffe in 1857. Married in Goole Harriett A Moore 1879 in 1881 living at 41 Victoria St could you tell me where he is placed in the Wetherill family? Harriet being daughter of my Gt Aunt Olive nee Wright tom had a son Ralph M who became a mariner This whole family moved to Canada
Posted by Robert Ward at 06/03/2014 21:28
I replied to Corby directly, basically that a bastardy document in Beverley Archives shows that Thomas Smith Wetherell was the son of Ann Wetherell and George Smith of Potter Grange. This was probably the George Smith that later shot a servant and was tried for murder in 1862.
Posted by val broadley at 07/03/2014 13:35
Many thanks for the update on Elizabeth Maskill. This is great stuff and I will add to the tree, I had no knowledge of her previously as the girls always seen difficult to track due to name changes. From the dates I believe she must have been the daughter of William Junior (born 1793). This may explain the North Duffield Connection as William Junior appears to have moved to North Duffield where he was a blacksmith. Very much appreciated
Posted by Caroline Dixon at 11/03/2014 22:54
Hi doing my family tree on the Longhorn family of Airmyn, Does anyone have any info. I know William Longhorn owned the Grocers in Airmyn in the 1870's and his son Ralph was a blacksmith in Airmyn. Any help would be great. thank you.
Posted by steve ward at 11/06/2014 18:37
Caroline there are lots of longhorn's listed in airmyns baptism registers ,let me know your e-mail and i should be able to attach the pdf file to it . thanks steve
Posted by steve ward at 11/06/2014 20:23
also caroline i have the page in the booklet for airmyn burial ,which lists a lot of your ancestors, which i could send to you
Posted by Corby Bunting at 13/07/2014 19:23
With the Tour de France now in full swing and to us the tragic loss of two of our star players no longer taking a part.My thoughts go back to the fifties when Tommy Simpson and Barry Hoban were making their mark in this great event Both of these men married an Airmyn girl in Helen Sherburn.Tommy lost his life on the road in tragic circumstances.Helen then married Barry who himself made his mark as a sprinter like Mark Cavendish Barry managed to finish eleven of his twelve tours
Helen and Barry now live in Wales
Posted by Caroline Dixon at 14/07/2014 22:38
Hiya steve that would be lovely my e mail is
Posted by Frank at 11/09/2014 13:03
Hi, I've just found this site, does anyone know of any photographs of a farm which was apparently situated where the garage is now located, my mother stayed there as a child while her aunt and uncle lived there.
Many thanks, Frank.
Posted by Carol Larsen at 04/09/2015 21:13
Seeking identity of the "Mr. John Smith" who is listed on pg. 727 in in 1857 Yorks History Book, who was an occupier of a farm in LITTLE ARMIN belonging to Earl of Beverly. Also seek information and descendants of William Smith who married Sarah Thompson and who may have resided in or near Armin or COWICK MOORS would also be much appreciated. Any photos of the FOX GATE Pub or FOX Trot Cottage and or pub in COWICK MOORS area, which was associated with Miriam (Smith) Norwood?
Posted by Allen Thompson at 12/12/2015 14:27
Airmyn Community Association are doing a survey to see what can be done to increase usage of The Village Hall. You have a chance to win a iPad mini by taking part in their survey. The draw will take place on the 15th. January 2016.

You can take part here:

Posted by Phil Barker at 11/04/2016 10:35
Posted by Caroline Dixon at 27/04/2016 21:53
Hi still doing my family tree and found out that my GGgrandfather Thomas Brooksbank was a ferryman at Howdendyke to Hook.Apparently he drowned on the 10th July 1873, Can anyone shed any light on this? He was only 28yrs old.
Posted by Paul at 28/04/2016 10:23
Caroline may I suggest you google "From Peasants to Puddles" where Nick Rowberry has been tracing the family tree for the Brocklebanks. The following is an extract "William Brooksbank died on 8th July 1872 when, after drinking, he went swimming and drowned in the River Trent. An inquest was heard on 10th July and his death was reported in the Nottingham Journal, as shown below in the newspaper cutting that was kindly given to me by fellow researcher and Brooksbank descendant June".
Unfortunately the tree won't let me copy and paste the coroner's report.
Posted by Paul at 28/04/2016 17:29
I meant Brooksbank not Brocklebank. Think he was Hull City manager in 1950's
Posted by Caroline Dixon at 11/07/2016 17:01
Hiya Paul thanks for that but its not the same family branch. My GGGrandfather was rowing from Howden Dyke to Hook when the Oar holder snapped and he fell in the river and because of underlying currents he was swept away.But thank you again.
Does anyone have any old photos of the ferry?
Posted by Paul at 13/07/2016 19:19
Caroline. There are a couple of photographs on Howdenshie History.
Posted by Frank Ridgway at 12/06/2017 20:02
Hi, Are there any descendants of the Foster family living in Airmyn? I believe my Great aunt, Ivy Foster nee Harrison had family living there. Ivy married William Foster in Rawcliffe on the 25th February 1924, and at some point they lived in Airmyn for a while at a farm which is no longer standing, they also lived in 2 places in Goole as well as "Cuckoo Park"? in Rawcliffe.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 13/06/2017 09:53
Hello Frank.The person that you are looking for is Dennis Foster who lives in what was once the old Fish Shop on the river bank He is related to all who you mentioned. and thinks that you may be the son of the Frank he knew.
He has asked me to give you his home number so you will no doubt have quite a lengthy catch up His number is 01405 767311
Posted by Keith at 17/06/2017 05:31
Hi Corby, Never knew there was a fish shop in Airmyn. We used the bridle path to Airmyn in the 50s quite a lot ( I remember that ) but not a fish shop, you learn something every day.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 17/06/2017 07:04
Hi Keith .The fish shop was not there in our time. Dennis was told this when he moved in.
Airmyn has changed so much.Does the bridle path still exist?
Posted by Keith at 18/06/2017 05:37
There seems to be an entry where the bridle path used to start, just over the motorway bridge. I have often seen vehicles parked as if taking dogs for walks. But whether the path through to Airmyn still exists I don't really know. Possibly someone will throw some light on it.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 18/06/2017 09:10
You are correct.I have it confirmed by phone. I hhave only two contacts left i n Airmyn now .The other being George Smith, hero of the Russian convoys. He is now 96!.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 18/06/2017 14:03
Hi Corby,
For those of us who don't know about George and the Russian convoys would you mind putting us in the picture please?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 19/06/2017 08:22
Hello Goolie gone. Gorges time in the RN was on destroyer escort vessels/ The first was an aging ex American 4 stacker "Gift Horse"
He then joined HMS Rowley. Escorting the merchant fleet
Many years later the members of the RN and MN received their just rewards with medals in recognition of this heroic escapade
This was well covered in the Goole Times.

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