- Mrs Valentine Rowley, for her gracious permission to use
- Mr Donald Binns and Mr K. Ellwood
for their expert advice and permission to use their photographs
- Staff of North Yorkshire County Libraries
- Database and Website development: Steve Smith -
- Co-ordinator: David Alcock -
The Rowley Collection website is a joint project by SkiptonWeb
Library and Information Centre
The Rowley Collection website is designed to be more than
just a static photo gallery. It's meant to be a growing online
archive of the local history of Skipton, as well as a local
community resource. We were determined that it should be interactive
- that people could add their comments, information, and knowledge.
Go to the get involved
page for more details, and the
comments archive to see the latest additions from the
Photographs are fully thumbnailed and indexed with a title,
description, keywords and date, to allow for powerful and
flexible searches throughout this
The zoom in
facility was added as a solution to the issue of displaying
greater visual detail without forcing users to download very
large sized files.
The send an e-card facility
is designed as a fast, friendly and free messaging service
that has the added effect of creating more exposure and publicity
for the collection.
The text only version of the
website ensures the Rowley Collection is accessible to absolutely
everyone (including users with text-only access, old web browsers,
slow access, or using a text reader). The text only version
is designed to comply with all accessibility standards including
the W3C HTML Validation
Service. See the W3C checklist
for more on accessibility.
Skipton Library and Information Centre
Tel: 0845 034 9538
Fax: 01756 798056
This collection of photographs was assembled by Dr.
G. Rowley and Mr. K. Ellwood. Whilst every
effort has been made to avoid any breach of copyright, if anyone has any doubts
concerning rights to the images shown, please contact Skipton
Library and Information Centre where they are held.