Stillington Community Archive
Stillington and District Community Archive was formed in 2009 with the aim of preserving the history of Stillington and the neighbouring hamlets of Marton and Moxby for future generations.
In our collection there are scans of some 500 images ranging in date from the 1870s to present day. We have researched many of these and are able to provide detailed descriptions of them.
We have in our archive a collection of documents dating back to the 1400s, along with oral histories and recordings; maps; newspaper and magazine articles and cine and video films. A great deal of original research has been undertaken, including the military careers of combatants in both WW1 and WW2, criminal cases, history of our local churches and chapels, and medieval inhabitants of Stillington.
Our website, www.stillingtoncommunityarchive.org, is the portal to this material.
An active and enthusiastic committee arranges meetings three or four times a year with local speakers talking on a wide range of subjects. Recent talks have been on Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn; Stillington Hall and the Croft Family; Inns, Pubs and Beerhouses in Stillington and Marton, (in conjunction with a visit from a local micro brewery) and Rowntrees (now Nestle) Cocoa Works in York, a major employer in our area.