Walter Morrison’s Public Life at Skipton Library


Sat, 22 May 2021 - Thu, 30 September 2021.


Find out about Walter Morrison’s political life in the heart of his constituency at Skipton Library. Morrison was an MP, a businessman with local and international interests and a military man. He was twice MP for Skipton and in 1886 defeated his friend Sir Mathew Wilson (pictured), whose statue still stands outside Skipton Library.

The exhibition includes handling copies (covid precautions permitting) of Craven’s Part in the Great War, a book which records the lives of all the men and women from Craven who were killed in the First World War. The cost of publishing the book was paid for by Walter Morrison as his last gift to the people of Craven.

The exhibition is open during library opening hours.

  • Monday, 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, closed
  • Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 10am to 5pm
  • Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 12noon
  • Sunday, closed

Please double check the Library’s website before making a special visit.

We regret that the exhibition at Skipton Library is not wheelchair accessible. Please email if you would like a copy of the exhibition panels.

This event is part of Walter Morrison Festival