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.
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.
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.
The son of Ferryman, does he know his relative in Goole?
Harold Robinson was researching family history at one time.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
i lived in the village up until i was around 10 years old.
woodview was the street
i lived in woodview! best street in the village
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
Ancestor of mine was Anne Wilson, married Robert Garret, born 1869 - any takers for this family history search?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
To Kate, which number was you at and what years, i was at number 14 until about 1991 or 1992
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.
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.
could anyone help i'm looking to where the railway ran in aimyn
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
do you know where the platform and building is please
Is it near the The Crossing's estate?
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
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.
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
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?
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!
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes I remember the cafe in Airmyn run by a French woman, around 1966-67.
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?
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
perhaps i have lost it i should have said on the right has you came out of the bridleway not left
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
im doing some research on the knipe family .
who lived in airmyn in the 1600 and 1700 hundreds
eny imfo would be very welcome
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
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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 ??
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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